About This Lesson Plan

SUBJECT
Science

GRADE
3-5

DURATION
1 Class Period

COLLECTION
SMOKE ALARMS: A SOUND YOU CAN LIVE WITH
Keep Your Family Safe From Fire

From Campaign 2010: LESSON 1: MAPPING THE MUSEUM

Kids will use a grid to locate all the hidden smoke alarms, batteries, and silly things on the poster.

OBJECTIVE
To teach students map skills and how to identify items on a grid, and to teach fire safety

MATERIALS
Mapping the Museum

Classroom Poster

DIRECTIONS

1. Hang the Classroom Poster in an easy-to-see location. Have students describe what they see in the poster. You can also download a fun rebus story to accompany the poster: The Mystery of the Missing Smoke Alarms.

2. Review these safety tips about smoke alarms:

  • Smoke alarms make a loud noise if there is smoke or fire in your home.
  • Smoke alarms use batteries. Have a grown-up test the smoke alarms in your home once a month. If the batteries don’t work, the smoke alarm won’t work.
  • Have a home fire escape plan. Know two ways out of every room in your home.
  • When the smoke alarm sounds, get outside and stay outside.
  • Whenever you leave home because of an emergency, go to your family’s Outside Meeting Place. Wait there for your family.

3. Tell students that there are 10 smoke alarms, 7 batteries, and at least 11 silly items hidden in the poster.

4. Distribute copies of Mapping the Museum . Tell students that they will use the grid and their fire-safety knowledge to help them locate the smoke alarms and batteries on the poster. Allow students time to complete the worksheet.

 

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