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BASICS Project Lesson Plan Class: P.3 Date: 8/4/07 Topic: Floating and sinking materials Week no. 2 Learning outcomes : the children will have opportunities to- Science - Test a variety of materials and determine whether they ‘sink’ or ‘float’. - Make predictions on each of the materials before they test them. Literacy - Listen to the story ‘Where the wild things are’. - Create their own picture of a sailing vessel based on the story of ‘Where the wild things are’. The aspects of science enquiry (Planning, Obtaining and presenting evidence, considering evidence and evaluating) addressed in this lesson are, - Predict whether each item will ‘float’ or ‘sink’ - Test if each of the items will float or sink - Compare their prediction with the actual finding and get them to examine and communicate why they made this choice. Introduction: - Start by talking about the previous week’s lesson to see what they can remember - Tie this to the introduction of the topic ‘Materials that float and sink by showing them the cover of the book ‘Where the wild things are’. Draw their attention to the boat on the cover and get them to consider what it might be made out of. - Once this is established get them to talk about other materials that could be used to float on water, also point out a few that would sink. Resources : - Selection of 8 materials, (stone, plastic buttons, wool, wood, cork, metal, candle, and card).

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