The Process Of Planning An Activity Essays

1669 Words Dec 23rd, 2016 7 Pages

This case study report is to outline the process of planning an activity in science understanding physical science for a 5 year old child with the expectation of learning the concept of motion, inertia, force, velocity, acceleration and gravity by using balls, blocks and tubes. The report will also outline the pedagogy approach adopted by educators to ascertain that the child will engage in a physical science activity, which will improve the child’s skills of problem solving, critical thinking and reasoning in accordance to the Australian Curriculum and The Early Years Learning Framework for Australia expectation. Activity Design

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In this case study, the child is a 5 year old girl in a two sibling single family, and is of a Portuguese and Malaysian background and has a good command of English. The child attends a long day care centre 5 days a week, which gives her the opportunity to explore various activities. One activity the child engaged in was the bowling experience from which it could be expected that the child has some prior knowledge regarding the intended lesson of the physical science experience of the concept of motion. Prior to setting up the lesson the educator needs to consider the environment in which the activity is to take place.

An educator needs to be conscious of the physical environment when planning experiences for children. The role of the physical environment is an extension of the learning…

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