This unit includes five fun activities appropriate for kindergarten through second grade that address the Next Generation Science Standards. Relevant Common Core tie-ins are also provided. Required materials include toy cars, a toy car launcher, and common classroom materials. Activities can be varied to address the specific needs of each classroom. Pre-made data sheets and one visual presentation are included.
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Recall information from experiences or gather information from provided sources to answer a question.
Write narratives in which they recount a well-elaborated event or short sequence of events, include details to describe actions, thoughts, and feelings, use temporal words to signal event order, and provide a sense of closure.
With guidance and support from adults, recall information from experiences or gather information from provided sources to answer a question.
Write narratives in which they recount two or more appropriately sequenced events, include some details regarding what happened, use temporal words to signal event order, and provide some sense of closure.
Participate in shared research and writing projects (e.g., explore a number of books by a favorite author and express opinions about them).