Session at a Glance

Topic Description Estimated Time (In Minutes)
Arrival Activity Students look at and compare their homemade discovery bottles. Students reflect on the learning value of discovery bottles for children. 10
Welcome, Announcements, and Agenda Give a general overview of the session and any relevant announcements, and provide time for sharing. 10
Discussion: Developmentally Appropriate Practice Discuss Developmentally Appropriate Practice (DAP) and review the three core considerations. In small groups, students discuss different teaching scenarios in the context of DAP. 50
Science Focus: Bubbles Students participate in the exemplar activity: Bubbles. They complete “An Integrated Approach to Curriculum” worksheet to illustrate learning across domains. 60
Introduce Group Activity: Making Mixtures Introduce the Making Mixtures Group Activity and review expectations for students’ participation. 15
Looking Ahead to Next Session Discuss the homework and reading assignment to be completed before next session, and address the materials that the students will be responsible for bringing. 5


Student Learning Goals

  • Experience bubble explorations as an opportunity for playful learning in science and math.
  • Become familiar with principles of developmentally appropriate practice.
  • Discuss the meaning of “integrated curriculum.”
Student instructor experiments with blowing bubbles.