Lesson Plan

How Much Does It Weigh?

In this fun exploration of materials, students will practice differentiating between heavy and light objects.
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Learning Objectives

Students will be able to classify objects as heavy or light.

The adjustment to the whole group lesson is a modification to differentiate for children who are English learners.
EL adjustments

Introduction

(2 minutes)
Comparing: Heavy vs. Light
  • Gather students together for the lesson.
  • Hold up two objects (a feather and a rock) and ask students if they know which is heavier and which is lighter.
  • Pass the objects around the class and have students share out their ideas (e.g. the feather is lighter than the rock because I can feel it, etc.).
  • Explain that today they will be learning all about comparing objects to see which is heavier and which is lighter.

Beginning

  • Have students point to the object they think is heavier.

Intermediate

  • Tell students to turn and talk to a partner to share which they think is heavier.