Verb: The Difference Between Matter and Energy
- Strips of paper
- Black and red pens
- Miniature environement
- Black pyramid
- Red sphere
- Grammar symbols: noun, article, adjective, verb
- Insets of geometry cabinet: circle, triangle, polygons
- The directress writes the labels for some objects consisting of noun, article and adjective written in black.
- A few children read the labels and bring the objects.
- Other labels are written in red; these are simple commands, i.e. run, walk.
- The children read these silently an execute the commands.
- All of the labels are placed on the table: the environment labels with their objects and the verb commands alone.
- Directress says: "The objects are here, but where is run and walk? They have disapppeared. These are verbs. The verb is energy".
- Examples of energy in activity are given, recalling the generation of body heat through activity.
- "Like a coal or wood fire is energy, it gives off heat and light. Energy is very important to life. Verbs show energy".
- The pyramid is presented, and the child recalls that it represents the noun.
- The symbol chosen for the verb is a red sphere.
- Directress says; "The noun is very stable; it cannot move. The verb moves quite a bit and freely".
- "In the same way as the triangle represents the pyramid, a circle represents the sphere".
- The freedom of movement is shown with the metal insets.
- The greater the number of sides, the more freely it moves.
Control Of Error
Points Of Interest
- To give the symbol and etymology of the verb