Location of Objects
The student will describe the change in the location of an object such as closer to, nearer to, and farther from.
The student knows that energy, force, and motion are related and are a part of their everyday life.
Spatial Relations and Learning: New Horizons for Learning (PDF) - Information about spatial relations, including qualities like size, distance, volume, order, and time.
Fun and Games, Spatial Concepts: Chateau Meddybemps (website) - Information that helps parents and teachers learn about and teach developmentally appropriate spatial concepts to young students.
Play, Build, and Learn Spatial Relationships: Education.com (website) - Students develop a basic spatial concepts vocabulary while completing this investigation.
- Supporting Lessons
- Assessment Ideas
- Literature Connections
- Additional Resources
Spatial Concepts Learning Activities: Chateau Meddybemps (website) - Students use pictures and words to reinforce their understanding of spatial relationships.
Elaboration Lessons and Extensions
Clifford, Which Clifford? PBS Kids (website) - Interactive whiteboard games featuring Clifford and Puppy Clifford, and focusing on spatial vocabulary, size comparison and estimation.
Clifford, Measuring Up: PBS Kids (website) - Use this interactive whiteboard game to assess your students’ understanding of spatial relations, including location.
Up Above and Down Below. Redding, Sue. (ISBN-13: 9780811848763)
Positions: Under, On, Beside, In Behind. Aemmer, Gail. (ISBN-13: 9780887240072)
Word Pairs Game: Do2Learn (website) - Game that helps children learn about the relationship between “location” words that go together (e.g., front/back, in/out, up/down, etc.).