This article provides exploratory experiences for First Grade students to refine their understanding of their sense of touch and develop their observation skills. The activities scaffold from open-ended exploratory investigations to application activities in which students categorize items using their understanding of touch. The activities also make explicit links to help students develop language and writing skills. This activity promotes National Science Education Content Standards A and B, and Iowa Teaching Standards 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6.
Iowa Science Teachers Journal
© Copyright 2011 by the Iowa Academy of Science
Shinar, Ally; Simmons, Rabihah; and Ross, Megan
"One Touchy Topic: Targeting Students’ Sense of Touch through Multiple Activities,"
Iowa Science Teachers Journal: Vol. 38
, Article 6.
Available at: https://scholarworks.uni.edu/istj/vol38/iss1/6