Learning to Measure
provides opportunities for children to use both standard and non-standard measuring tools to answer questions about objects in their everyday environment. Additionally, children will become familiar with the science cycle, understand how to make a prediction and compare it with findings, become familiar with new vocabulary words used in the context of the science activities, and will begin to understand how to sort and categorize materials by their characteristics. Children participating in this month’s curriculum will keep track of their measurement data using charts and graphs. Culminating activities connect children’s new knowledge of measurement with a favorite story, Goldilocks and the Three Bears
. Learning to Measure
contains 20 complete science lesson plans, daily suggestions for language and literacy lessons, daily math lessons, and weekly suggestions for materials and activities to be included in all areas of center-based play.
Becoming Familiar with the Structure of Literasci Lesson Plans
The following link contains an overview of the month long LiteraSci
unit Learning to Measure. The overview describes the topic of each
lesson, the children’s book that is used as part of the science cycle for the
lesson, and the literacy and math highlights for each week.
View Learning to Measure Curriculum Overview
To view four different samples of complete one day lesson plans from our monthly units please visit Sample Daily Lesson Plans. Each day’s lesson plan is structured in the
same way, with three pages that describe how to teach the lesson.
The first page provides an overview of the lesson and a list of
open-ended questions that can be used in discussing the topic.
The second page provides suggestions for incorporating instruction in
language and literacy into the lesson.
The third page offers guidelines for using the science inquiry cycle as
a framework for investigating the topic as well as a sidebar with suggested