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Ursula Chan

Listening to Stories: "The House That Jane Built"

Grades: 4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade
Subjects: Reading, Writing, Home Learning

Student Instructions

1. 👂 Listen to the story by following the link.🏡 2. add and click the note to review the discussion prompts and the writing prompt. 3. mic record yourself talking through the different questions. Make sure you read them first before you start. 4. At the bottom of the note you will see a writing prompt. Please type your response using full sentences! 5. check to submit your work! EXTENSION ACTIVITY: EXPERIMENT: how do germs spread? Jane quickly learned that without running water in Hull House, guests were unable to bathe easily. Not being able to bathe, caused the spread of germs, which led to illness. Try this experiment to learn how quickly germs spread. MATERIALS — Hand lotion, Glitter, Sink or large bucket, Paper towels, Soap, Water, a helper PROCEDURE FOR EXPERIMENT — Step 1: Put a drop of lotion on your hands and rub them together to spread the lotion out evenly. Step 2: With your hands over a sink or large bucket, have your helper put a pinch of glitter in the palm of one of your hands. Step 3: With your hands still over the sink, make a fist with the hand that has glitter on it, then spread your fingers out. What do you see? Step 4: Now press the palms of your hands together and pull them apart. What do you notice about your hands? Step 5: Touch your helper’s hand. Now, do you see anything on it? Step 6: Get a paper towel and use it to wipe your hands clean of all the glitter. Is it working? Step 7: After using the paper towel, try using soap and water to wash your hands. Did the glitter come off? The glitter is acting the same way that germs on your hands' act – there are a lot of them, they spread around easily, and it can be tough to get them off. If you accidentally touched your mouth, nose, or eyes while doing this experiment, you may have found glitter getting left behind near these areas. Germs travel the same way and can easily enter your body, which can make you sick

Teacher Notes (not visible to students)

Standards: CCSS.RI.3.1 CCSS.RI.4.1 This activity was taken from Storyline Online. Video, discussion prompts, writing prompt, and extension activity are not my own original creation. Please check out Storyline Online for more videos and activity guides they have created!