Circus Time: Making Predictions Using Our Senses
- K-12: Science
- K-12: General
Children practice making predictions using their five senses prior to going on a trip to the circus. Later they creating a check list and circus senses' book from the items they fulfilled on their checklist.
Goals & Objectives:
Students will be able to work with a partner to make predictions on what they will see, hear, touch, taste and smell at the circus. They will create a check list of items. They will evaluate their list and create a circus book based on their predictions using their senses.
Access to internet, books, and magazines
Check list template
Construction paper, glue, sissors, crayons, and pencils
- Discuss with your partner what you know about the circus. If you need to find out more information, use other resources (books,internet) to find out more.
- Complete the check list making predictions about the circus based on your senses.
- Go to the circus.
- Review your check list highlighting all the predictions that came true.
- With your partner, create a book using construction paper of all the senses you used at the circus and fulfilled on your check list. Each page of your book should reflect one of the senses.
- You may draw or cut out pictures to create your book.
- Be creative and have fun.
- Share with the class your book.
A 3-point rubric:
3-Check list is complete and appropriate items are placed in correct sense column. Complete book of five pages(included sense and circus picture representations and labels for pictures.
2-Incomplete checklist and/or book.
1-No predictions made and book is not complete.
National Information Literacy Standards (K-12)
Accesses information efficiently and effectively.
Develops and uses successful strategies for locating information.
Evaluates information critically and competently.
Determines accuracy, relevance and comprehensiveness.
Uses information accurately and creatively
Organizes information for practical application.
Integrates new information into one's own knowledge.
Produces and communicates information and ideas in appropriate formats
Information Skills and Subskills (K-16)
Identifies requirements of research task
Determines amount/type of information needed to complete research task
Explores range of information resources
Locates relevant information within selected sources
Identifies and extracts relevant information from selected sources
Filters out irrelevant information
Summarizes/synthesizes/classifies final information
Organizes final information for presentation
Assembles organized information for presentation
- Subject: K-12: Science
National Content Standards (K-12)
Understands relationships among organisms and their physical environment