April

Mrs. Cornwell’s Science Lesson Plans March 31-April 4, 2014

Day

6th Grade

Monday

Obj: TSW learn facts about the outer planets and understand how Pluto is different.

Teacher Activity: TTW facilitate reading/completing pp. 135-139 in NM Science Essentials- The Outer Planets

Student Activity: TSW discuss objective; read pp. 135-139 and complete sidebars and pp. 139.

Assessment: Understanding of material by scoring sidebars and p. 139 completion of chart about outer planets

Modifications: Assist with reading/extended time, if necessary

Resources: NM Science Essentials

Standards: II.III.I.3: Identify the components of the solar system, and describe their defining characteristics and motions in space including the Sun, and planets (both inner and outer). II.III.II.4 Describe the composition and strata of Earth’s atmosphere, and differences between the atmosphere of Earth and other planets.

Tuesday

 

Obj: TSW understand about the outer planets and understand how Pluto is different.

Teacher Activity: TTW provide notes and facilitate discussion about the outer planets

Student Activity: TSW discuss objective; take notes/discuss reading pp. from NM Science Essentials from Monday.

Assessment: Q & A over the outer planets and their atmospheres.

Modifications: Assistance with note-taking.

Resources: NM Essentials; teacher notes

Standards: II.III.I.3: Identify the components of the solar system, and describe their defining characteristics and motions in space including the Sun, and planets (both inner and outer). II.III.II.4 Describe the composition and strata of Earth’s atmosphere, and differences between the atmosphere of Earth and other planets.

Wednesday

(Early Release)

Obj: TSW develop an understanding of the vastness of space between the planets and the use of AU’s to measure.

Teacher Activity: TTW facilitate lab wherein students will use toilet paper (on the field) to measure the distances between planets.

Student Activity: TSW discuss objective; engage in lab done outside to measure distances using AU’s between planets

Assessment: Lab sheet; discussion

Modifications: assistance with measuring

Resources: www.starryskies.com www.iwaswondering.com

Standards: II.III.I.3: Identify the components of the solar system, and describe their defining characteristics and motions in space including the Sun, and planets (both inner and outer). II.III.II.4 Describe the composition and strata of Earth’s atmosphere, and differences between the atmosphere of Earth and other planets.

Thursday

Obj: TSW develop ideas about the other objects in the solar system, such as comets, asteroids, and meteors.

Teacher Activity: TTW facilitate reading and discussing, and note-taking over other objects in the solar system.

Student Activity: TSW discuss objective; read aloud pp. 140-141, take class notes, and complete sidebars and p. 142.

Assessment: class notes, pp. 142 in NM Science Essentials

Modifications: assistance with reading, class notes, and extended time for completion, if necessary.

Resources: NM Essentials; teacher notes

Standards: II.III.I.3 Identify the components of the solar system, and describe their defining characteristics and motions in space, including: sun, sun’s composition and energy production, nine planets, their moons, asteroids

Friday

Obj: TSW learn and understand the composition of a comet and how it acts when it comes near the Sun.

Teacher Activity: TTW facilitate project of construction of individual comets to understand their composition

Student Activity: TSW discuss objective; construct a comet using supplies like cotton balls, Styrofoam, tails, and glitter.

Assessment: Completed project that shows understanding of the composition of a comet, and how it acts when it comes near the Sun.

Modifications: assistance with supplies

Resources: www.lpi.usra.edu/education/explore/comets/activity_glance1.shtml

Standards: II.III.I.3 Identify the components of the solar system, and describe their defining characteristics and motions in space, including: sun, sun’s composition and energy production, nine planets, their moons, asteroids

Mrs. Cornwell’s Science Lesson Plans April 14-18, 2014

Day

6th Grade

Monday

Obj: TSW develop an understanding about patterns created by groups of stars, called constellations, and the properties of stars.

Teacher Activity: TTW review other objects in space, introduce new topic of stars, and show BrainPop video “Constellations”,

Student Activity: TSW discuss objective; whole group review other objects in space from April 3 (before spring break); watch short BrainPop video on constellations; work with tablemates to discuss the night sky, and read and complete pp. 121-124.

Assessment: Review of April 3; class discussion on night sky; pp. 122-124.

Modifications: Assist with reading and questions pp. 122-124.

Resources: www.brainpop.com ; NM Science Essentials pp. 121-124.

Standards: II.III.I.1: Describe the objects in the universe , including billions of galaxies, stars: sizes, temps, color.

Tuesday

 

Obj: TSW know the difference between absolute and apparent magnitude; be able to demonstrate parallax.

Teacher Activity: TTW review constellations; facilitate note-taking over stars and constellations; distribute a hand-out comparing properties of planets/stars.

Student Activity: TSW discuss objective; take notes over constellations/stars; discuss absolute/apparent magnitude and complete a worksheet comparing properties of planets and stars.

Assessment: Q & A; worksheet

Modifications: Assist with note-taking; worksheet;

Resources: www.spacelaser.com/LittleStarThatCouldEdGuide3-6.pdf ; notes from NM Science Essentials pp.121-124.

Standards: II.III.I.1: Describe the objects in the universe , including billions of galaxies, stars: sizes, temps, color.

Wednesday

(Early Release)

Obj: TSW continue to develop an understanding of the properties of planets.

Teacher Activity: TTW facilitate work time for students to continue writing their fictional space story.

Student Activity: TSW discuss objective; work with partner to continue to develop their story about living on another planet.

Assessment: Time spent during class; ability to work with partner; story of life on another planet

Modifications: Assist students with writing process; organizing ideas.

Resources: Teacher created

Standards: II.III.I.3 Identify the components of the solar system, and describe their defining characteristics and motions in space, including: sun, sun’s composition and energy production, nine planets, their moons, asteroids

Thursday

Obj: TSW explain that the Sun is the closest star to Earth; understand the structure of the Sun, along with the features of the Sun.

Teacher Activity: TTW introduce the Sun as our only star; facilitate reading pp. 143-146 in NM Science Essentials

Student Activity: TSW discuss objective; brainstorm some words about the Sun; read pp. 143-146 and complete work included within.

Assessment: Q & A; pp. 143-146.

Modifications: Assist with reading pp./responses to questions; extra time to complete

Resources: NM Science Essentials

Standards: II.III.I.3 Identify the components of the solar system, and describe their defining characteristics and motions in space, including: sun, sun’s composition and energy production, nine planets, their moons, asteroids

Friday

 

Good Friday

No School

Obj: TSW

Teacher Activity: TTW

Student Activity: TSW discuss objective;

Assessment:

Modifications:

Resources:

Standards:

Mrs. Cornwell’s Science Lesson Plans April 21-25, 2014

Day

6th Grade

Monday

Obj: TSW learn the sun is the closest star to Earth, and there are specific features of the Sun such as sunspots and solar flares

Teacher Activity: TTW introduce the topic with a KWL on board; assign NM Science Essentials pp. 143-144.

Student Activity: TSW discuss objective; brainstorm words they know about the Sun, read pp. 1443-144 and respond to questions in sidebars.

Assessment: Q & A; responses to questions in sidebars

Modifications: Assist with reading and responses to questions

Resources: NM Science Essentials

Standards: II.III.I.3: Identify the components of the solar system, and describe their defining characteristics and motions in space, including: sun, sun’s composition and energy production, nine planets, their moons, asteroids

Tuesday

 

Obj: TSW understand the structure of the Sun.

Teacher Activity: TTW show Brain Pop video of the Sun and its make-up; facilitate discussion and note-taking over pp. 143-145, complete reading/sidebars/questions p. 146.

Student Activity: TSW discuss objective; watch Brain Pop video of the Sun; discuss/take notes pp. 143-145 and complete sidebars and questions pp. 146

Assessment: Complete responses of sidebars and questions p. 146; notes; Q & A.

Modifications: Allow extra time for completion; assist with reading materials; copies of notes

Resources: NM Science Essentials; www.brainpop.com

Standards: II.III.I.3: Identify the components of the solar system, and describe their defining characteristics and motions in space, including: sun, sun’s composition and energy production, nine planets, their moons, asteroids

Wednesday

(Early Release)

Obj: TSW continue to develop an understanding of the properties of planets.

Teacher Activity: TTW facilitate work time for students to continue writing their fictional space story.

Student Activity: TSW discuss objective; work with partner to continue to develop their story about living on another planet.

Assessment: Time spent during class; ability to work with partner; story of life on another planet

Modifications: Assist students with writing process; organizing ideas.

Resources: Teacher created

Standards: II.III.I.1: Describe the objects in the universe , including billions of galaxies, stars: sizes, temps, color

Thursday

Obj: TSW learn about Earth’s shape, size, and movements (revolution and rotation)

Teacher Activity: TTW facilitate introduction of Earth’s movement; use students to show movement, assign reading NM Science Essentials pp. 147-149 completing sidebar responses.

Student Activity: TSW discuss objective; discuss prior knowledge of size, shape, motions with tablemates; read/discuss pp. 147-149 and complete sidebars.

Assessment: Q & A; Complete responses of sidebars and questions.

Modifications: Allow extra time for completion; assist with reading materials;

Resources: NM Science Essentials

Standards: II.III.I.3: Identify the components of the solar system, and describe their defining characteristics and motions in space, including: sun, sun’s composition and energy production, nine planets, their moons, asteroids

Friday

Obj: TSW understand what causes the seasons and the differences between revolution and rotation.

Teacher Activity: TTW show/discuss two Brain Pop videos dealing with the Earth and its motions; facilitate note-taking over pp. 147-152.

Student Activity: TSW discuss objective; watch the two Brain Pop videos, and read/discuss/take notes over pp. 147-151 and complete sidebars, along with vocabulary on pp. 152.

Assessment: notes; completion of sidebars and p. 152, Q & A over videos.

Modifications: Assist with reading selection, allow extra time for completion, copies of notes.

Resources: NM Science Essentials; www.brainpop.com

Standards: II.III.I.4: Know that the regular and predictable motions of the Earth-moon-sun system explain phenomena on Earth, including: Earth’s motion in relation to a year, a day, the seasons, phases of the moon, tides, eclipses, and shadows; moon’s orbit around the Earth once in 28 days in relation to the phases of the moon.

 

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