Step 2: Teach Lesson
Explain that you have a mystery item and have them guess the item (a bag of sand). Give the student three clues: You find it at the
ocean. It is made up of a bunch of tiny pieces. You can build things with it.
After sand is guessed show the bag to the student and ask them if they know where do you find sand? (in the ocean). Also ask
how do you they think sand is made? If the student does not know, then explain how rocks hit against each other in the water and
break into tiny pieces. Then tell the student that they are going to be a scientist today. Talk about how scientists pay attention to
details and that they should draw the sand bigger than it is. Tell them that their job will be to look at some sand through a magnifying
glass and draw what they see. Explain to the student how to use a magnifying glass and that they will have to be careful with them,
just like scientists.
Have the student feel and experience the sand. The student will then discuss what they feel and how they can describe it in as many
ways as possible. Then have the student draw the sand using a magnifying glass.