⁣Lesson Plan: Exploring Kidspace Children's Museum Bubble Planet through Reviews with Kids

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⁣Lesson Plan: Exploring Kidspace Children's Museum Bubble Planet through Reviews with Kids

Grade Level: 3-5

Subject: Science / Language Arts

Duration: 60 minutes

Common Core Standards:
- CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.4.1: Refer to details and examples in a text when explaining what the text says explicitly.
- CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.3.4: With guidance and support from adults, produce writing in which the development and organization are appropriate to task and purpose.

Objectives:
- Students will learn about the Bubble Planet exhibit at Kidspace Children's Museum.
- Students will read and analyze reviews to gather information about the exhibit.
- Students will write their own reviews, demonstrating appropriate development and organization.

Materials:
- Reviews of the Bubble Planet exhibit at Kidspace Children's Museum (printed or digital)
- Writing materials (paper, pens/pencils) or computers for writing reviews

Procedure:

1. Introduction (10 minutes):
- Begin the lesson by discussing the concept of exhibits and interactive experiences at museums.
- Introduce Kidspace Children's Museum and the Bubble Planet exhibit as a hands-on learning opportunity related to bubbles and science.

2. Reading and Analyzing Reviews (20 minutes):
- Provide students with reviews of the Bubble Planet exhibit at Kidspace Children's Museum.
- Instruct students to read the reviews and identify explicit details and examples mentioned about the exhibit.
- Encourage students to highlight or take notes on important information, such as specific activities, features, or observations.

3. Group Discussion and Information Gathering (15 minutes):
- Divide students into small groups to discuss their findings from the reviews.
- Have each group gather information about the Bubble Planet exhibit, including activities, scientific concepts, and visitor experiences.
- Facilitate a class discussion by asking groups to share their observations and compile a class list of key details.

4. Writing Personal Reviews (15 minutes):
- Instruct students to individually write their own reviews of the Bubble Planet exhibit.
- Provide a review template or guide to help students structure their reviews based on the gathered information.
- Encourage students to use appropriate language and organization, considering the purpose of informing and expressing their opinions.

5. Sharing and Discussion (10 minutes):
- Allocate time for students to share their reviews with the class.
- Encourage students to explain their favorite aspects of the Bubble Planet exhibit and support their opinions with the gathered information.
- Facilitate a class discussion about common themes, experiences, or scientific concepts mentioned in the reviews.

6. Class Reflection and Wrap-up (10 minutes):
- Facilitate a reflection discussion by asking students to reflect on the educational value of the Bubble Planet exhibit and interactive museum experiences.
- Discuss the importance of sharing experiences and opinions through writing and reviews.
- Wrap up the lesson by emphasizing the benefits of hands-on science learning and the role of museums in enhancing understanding.

Common Core Labels Correlations:
- CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.4.1
- CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.3.4

This week we took the girls to Kidspace in Pasadena to check out their bubble planet experience that’s running now to September. Having visited before we already knew they were going to have fun so we were excited to see what changes Bubble Planet brought. Their event-inspired stations consisted of two hands-on bubble-making zones, a spot for making aliens smile, a fun Bubble photo opportunity contraption, and a helium bubble show that the little ones can ohhh and ahhhh over. It’s not a lot of additional content but it’s definitely enough to keep the kids interested.Obviously, we were a bit concerned about bringing the girls out to be around others during this current spike in covid cases. But if everyone else is comfortable bringing their kids to a mask-less Disneyland then a 100% masked Kidspace seems super reasonable. In order to protect everyone’s kids, Kidspace still has most of the Pandemic precautions we’re used to in full effect. Employees are quick to remind visitors of their agreed-upon rules and make sure everything is sanitized as much as possible. Trang and I were very thankful for that. Their mask mandate was actually why we opted to reserve our tickets for 5 pm. I think we all know how masks can suck in the summer heat so avoiding the hottest part of the day can help a lot when it comes to comfort.Altogether we spent two hours inside Kidspace and we’re sure the girls would have loved to stay there even longer if it hadn’t closed. Emree loved the bubble stations and Kairi’s favorite part was the building area. Kairi’s already asking to go back so we’ll be sure to keep an eye out for future events. While we aren’t the type to revisit places, Kidspace has figured out how to get kids playing to learn and we love that. Check it out if you haven’t already. See you next week #kidspacemuseumWe’ll be sure to link the blog post here once we got it up.Social Links = Check out our Blog http://califoreigners.com Follow us on Facebook http://facebook.com/califoreigners Follow us on Instagram http://instagram.com/thecaliforeignersOur Must-Have Items When We Adventure Out With Our Kids: Lip Sunscreen ~ https://amzn.to/3ieM58m Face Sunscreen ~ https://amzn.to/3PwpV0d or https://amzn.to/3G9l80n Sunscreen ~ https://amzn.to/3GSa3AZ or https://amzn.to/3tL9IuH Insect Repellent ~ https://amzn.to/3yQyKfn or https://amzn.to/3LKs8C3 Bug Bite Suction ~ https://amzn.to/3kcW0gp (works if used immediately)Bug Bite Relief Ointment ~ https://amzn.to/2UMKhdSFirst Aid Spray ~ https://amzn.to/3yVM5zXBandages ~ https://amzn.to/3AXPBLYTweezer ~ https://amzn.to/3kLiS6H Pain reliever medication ~ https://amzn.to/3uftZYq Antihistamine medication ~ https://amzn.to/3uizztlWater Wipes ~ https://amzn.to/2UvPVk9Portable Hand Wash ~ https://amzn.to/3G9h5Bs or https://amzn.to/3wzsasn Water Bottle ~ https://amzn.to/3Gea9TD Lunch Container ~ https://amzn.to/2XZ3ISK Snack Container ~ https://amzn.to/3AM2rMJ Cooler Bag ~ https://amzn.to/3uhKvr0 Ice Packs ~ https://amzn.to/3m1kFDX Umbrella ~ https://amzn.to/3B0yHwpBackpack ~ Minimeis Packing Cubes For Extra Clothes ~ https://amzn.to/39HurW1Baby Carrier ~ https://amzn.to/2ITumECShoulder Carrier ~ Minimeis Stroller ~ https://amzn.to/39CVkh4 Disposable Urinal Bag ~ https://amzn.to/3G3z2kPPortable Toilet ~ https://amzn.to/3sQde6P Compostable Toilet Bags ~ https://amzn.to/3zQkBzn Urine absorption pellets ~ https://www.tractorsupply.com/....tsc/product/tractor- Camera ~ https://amzn.to/3meJCuALens ~ https://amzn.to/2J7uxg9We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.--Music by INOSSIWatch: https://youtu.be/QLg0PPrUyjUDownload: https://hypeddit.com/link/ar03j3

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