Speaking and Listening/SL.PK.MA.2: Recall information for short periods of time and retell, act out, or represent information from a text read aloud, a recording, or a video (e.g., watch a video about birds and their habitats and make drawings or constructions of birds and their nests).
Head Start Outcomes:
Language Development/Receptive Language: Attends to language during conversations, songs, stories, or other learning experiences.
Logic and Reasoning/Reasoning and Problem Solving: Classifies, compares, and contrasts objects, events, and experiences.
PreK Learning Guidelines:
English Language Arts/Reading and Literature 12: Listen to, recite, sing, and dramatize a variety of age-appropriate literature.
Watch Together: “Rolling Down a Hill” (PEEP live-action clip)
STEM Key Concepts: The motion and speed of a rolling or sliding object is affected by the texture of the object and the texture of the surface on which it is rolling or sliding
ELA Focus Skills: Active Viewing, Listening and Speaking, Vocabulary
Play the PEEP and the Big Wide World live-action video clip “Rolling Down a Hill” after children have explored rolling objects down different outdoor surfaces during Discovery Time.
Before You Watch
Set a viewing focus for children by having them watch for how different objects roll down the hill. Then watch the video together.
After You Watch
Ask children questions to help them compare their own observations with those of the children in the video. Ask questions such as,
- Why do you think the wheel rolled fastest down the hill?
- Why do you think the boy moved faster down the hill when he jumped on the cardboard?
- What new ideas do you want to explore after watching the children in the video?
Educator Tip: Watching and discussing the selected PEEP stories and live-action video clips can spark and extend children’s interest and understanding of ramps. We suggest that children watch the video clips after they have had an opportunity to do their own initial exploration of ramps. That way your children can compare their experiences and discoveries with those shown on the video clip and think about what additional ramp explorations they might like to try.