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I created this lesson plan for use with one of my favorite children's books: Little Pea by Amy Drouse Rosenthal. Little Pea is adorable, my first graders love him! I use the book to cover some important science concepts in a fun way: force and motion, colors in visible light, and plants. Read the book to your class, then have your students do the 2 science activities and 6 worksheets in this packet – they all tie in with the book!
Activity 1 – Force & motion – create a ramp using a stack of books and a folder or privacy shield. Roll a green ball (I use a green ping pong ball with a smiley face drawn onto it!) or a green pom pom down the ramp and measure the distance traveled. Have students change the angle of the ramp – the steeper the ramp – the faster Little Pea will go, the less of an incline – the slower he'll go. Record results in data chart on Force & Motion worksheet.
Activity 2 – Force & motion – create a catapult – use a plastic spoon and Little Pea (a green ping pong ball or pom pom or even balled up piece of green paper.) Measure the distance traveled. The level of force affects the distance traveled.
Worksheet 1 – Little Pea – Force and Motion. Review a force is a push or a pull, gravity pulls Little Pea down the ramp, friction stops him. Draw him in a gravity – free environment.
Worksheet 2 – Little Pea – Force and Motion – record ramp data
Worksheet 3 – Little Pea – Force and Motion, Create a Catapult – record cata
Worksheet 4 – Little Pea – Rainbows, Little Pea eats rainbow colored candy – review the 7 visible colors found in white light, color the rainbow
Worksheet 5 – Little Pea – Parts of a Plant – discuss what Little Pea loves to eat, what he actually is, and label plant parts: roots, stem, leaves, flowers.
Worksheet 6 – Little Pea – Eating Plants – Little Pea loves spinach. Pictures of 12 different foods we eat, circle which part of the plant each is: leaf, stem, root, flower, seed, fruit.
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