Tuesday, January 17, 2012

A Science Lesson - Push and Pull

I just wanted to share a science lesson that began when I was reading the book, "The Wild Toboggan Ride".  It is one of my favorite winter stories to share with my kindergartners.  I think this is because they laugh when some of the toboggan riders land in the garbage can.  The more I can help my students enjoy reading the more they will love (and want) to read.

After reading the book, I was thinking that in the story, the child and her grandpa push and pull the toboggan.  What a great way to reinforce the concept of push and pull!  So I read the book to the students again.  I think they had more fun the second time I read it.  Then I had the students draw a picture of someone pushing a sled and someone pulling a sled.  Most of my students were able to label their pictures, too.  Here are some examples of their work.

I love it when I can figure out a way to combine literature and science.  I hope someone can use this idea.

Happy Middle of the Week,


Heather's Heart said...

I love this idea. We teach push and pull in Science and this is a great way to bring in some literature!

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