In this Let's Learn project one can follow an inclusive preschool class as they discover the joy of music that comes from instruments such as guitars and drums. Using the Project Approach, and with the guidance and support of their teachers, the class found ways to investigate the answers to their questions and in the process they engaged in rich language and literacy, mathematics, science, and social studies experiences.
In the Instrument Project you can find information and pictures illustrating the activities that were a part of the project during Phases 1,2, and 3. You can also see the anticipatory planning webs, documentation panels, and a list of Ohio's Early Learning Content Standards that were addressed during the project. (authors/duguid/ nmb)
Measurement for Early Childhood
Physical Science for Early Childhood
Nature of Energy
Explore musical instruments and objects and manipulate one's own voice to recognize the changes in the quality of sound (e.g., talks about loud, soft, high, low, fast, slow).
Science and Technology for Early Childhood
Scientific Inquiry for Early Childhood
Doing Scientific Inquiry
Ask questions about objects, organisms and events in their environment during shared stories, conversations and play (e.g., ask about how worms eat).
Show interest in investigating unfamiliar objects, organisms and phenomena during shared stories, conversations and play (e.g., "Where does hail come from?").
Use one or more of the senses to observe and learn about objects, organisms and phenomena for a purpose (e.g., to record, classify, compare, talk about).
Explore objects, organisms and events using simple equipment (e.g., magnets and magnifiers, standard and non-standard measuring tools).
Begin to make comparisons between objects or organisms based on their characteristics (e.g., animals with four legs, smooth and rough rocks).
Record or represent and communicate observations and findings through a variety of methods (e.g., pictures, words, graphs, dramatizations) with assistance.
Scientific Ways of Knowing for Early Childhood
Social Studies Skills and Methods for Early Childhood
Thinking and Organizing
Research for Early Childhood