The kindergartners enjoyed Autumn. We
visited The Benn Nature Conservancy, collecting treasures from
the forest floor for nature bags and nature collages. Five
things most commonly seen by the class on the fieldtrip provided
the substance for the group constructed Kid Pix graphs.
The digital camera was used to photograph “hands on” graphs of
pine cones, leaves, pumpkins, and squash. The two activities
coincided beautifully with our math unit on graph construction.
Wisconsin State Standards
Used in This Project
Use the science content being learned to
ask questions, plan investigations, make observations, make
predictions, and offer explanations.
Use data they have collected to develop
explanations and answer questions generated by investigations.
Communicate the results of their
investigations in ways their audiences will understand by using
charts, graphs, drawings, written descriptions, and various
other means, to display their answers.
Communicate mathematical ideas in a
variety of ways, including words, numbers, symbols, pictures,
charts, graphs, tables, diagrams, and models.
Connect mathematical learning with other
subjects, personal experiences, current events, and personal
Use a computer and productivity software
to organize and create information.
Use media and technology to create and