August

Ms. Davis’s Science Lesson Plans, August 24-28, 2015

Day

8th Grade

Monday

Obj: TSC begin to understand/work with SI units of measurement.

Bell Work: Complete problems written on board dealing with meters, liters, grams, volume.

Teacher Activity: TTW discuss bell work, introduce metric (SI) system for measuring used in all science classes; facilitate ws “Little Millie Metric”

Student Activity: TSW discuss objective; complete bell work; discuss metric measurements and work on “Little Millie Metric” ws.

Academic Vocabulary: grams, liters, meters, volume

Assessment: Classroom Q & A; ws “Little Millie Metric.”

Modifications: Students will have IA and teacher assist with reading ws where applicable, reduce # of problems where applicable.

ESL/ELL: Teacher will ask for assistance from bi-lingual students with vocab/understanding of terms in metric. Peers will assist each other with assignment.

Resources: Metric Mania sciencespot.com, usual supplies (ISN, pencil, folder)

Standards: Science: I.I.III.1 Use mathematical expressions and techniques to explain data and observations and to communicate findings. Writing Standards: 2:1:B 4: Use precise language and domain-specific vocabulary to inform about or explain topic. 2.II:A: Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.

Tuesday

 

Obj: TSC learn a rap about lab safety for review and will continue to develop an understanding of the metric system.

Bell Work: Respond to questions on board concerning grams, meters, liters, and volume.

Teacher Activity: TTW discuss bell work, hand out ws on metric measures and discuss, listen to/dance to Lab Safety Rap.

Student Activity: TSW discuss objective; complete bell work and discuss responses, work on metric ws to reinforced understanding; listen to/dance to lab safety rap and discuss lab safety rules.

Academic Vocabulary: none

Assessment: Bell work responses, check for understanding ws, observe students with Lab Safety Rap, Q & A Lab Safety rules.

Modifications: Assist students with bell work and ws, peer assist, if necessary. Assist with reading of ws and shorten assignment where applicable.

ESL/ELL: Student aides will assist teacher with explaining metric use on bell work/lesson

Resources: Metric Mania sciencespot.com, usual supplies (ISN, pencil, folder)

Standards: : Science: I.I.III.1 Use mathematical expressions and techniques to explain data and observations and to communicate findings

Wednesday

(Early Release)

Obj: TSC review/relearn the scientific method as a process to understand science.

Bell Work: Write the steps of the scientific method.

Teacher Activity: TTW review/discuss bell work, discuss vocabulary associated with scientific method, complete diagram of scientific method on board, show Study Stack on computer; direct students to complete foldable for homework.

Student Activity: TSW discuss objective; Complete bell work/discuss, go over vocab and discuss scientific method completing foldable, listen to/write down info to access Study Stack.

Academic Vocabulary: Scientific Method, analyze, bias, compare, conclusion, data, qualitative data, quantitative data, examine, experiment, formulate, hypothesis, identify, infer, measure, observe, predict, procedure, record, research.

Assessment: Completed foldable

Modifications: Teacher/IA assist with reading vocab/discussing terms, some assistance with completing foldable

ESL/ELL: Teacher/peer assistance with understanding terms and reading vocabulary.

Resources: Science Vocabulary for Middle School, studystack.com, usual supplies (ISN, pencil, folder)

Standards: Use scientific methods to develop questions, design and conduct experiments using appropriate technologies, analyze and evaluate results, communicate results. I.I.I.1: Evaluate the accuracy and reproducibility of data and observations. I.I.I.2 Use a variety of technologies to gather, analyze, and interpret scientific data.I.I.II.1 Understand the processes of scientific investigation and how scientific inquiry results in scientific knowledge.

Thursday

Obj: TSC: show understanding of scientific method by creating a poster showing a step in the scientific method.

Bell Work: overhead ws putting steps in accepted order.

Teacher Activity: TTW review/discuss bell work, review steps of sci. method, introduce activity requirements and hand out supplies for poster.

Student Activity: TSW discuss objective; complete bell work,

Academic Vocabulary: Scientific Method, analyze, bias, compare, conclusion, data, qualitative data, quantitative data, examine, experiment, formulate, hypothesis, identify, infer, measure, observe, predict, procedure, record, research.

Assessment: poster

Modifications: Teacher/IA assist with reading vocab/discussing terms, some assistance with completing poster.

ESL/ELL: : Teacher/peer assistance with understanding terms and reading vocabulary.

Resources: usual supplies (ISN, pencil, folder)

Standards: Use scientific methods to develop questions, design and conduct experiments using appropriate technologies, analyze and evaluate results, communicate results. I.I.I.1: Evaluate the accuracy and reproducibility of data and observations. I.I.I.2 Use a variety of technologies to gather, analyze, and interpret scientific data.I.I.II.1 Understand the processes of scientific investigation and how scientific inquiry results in scientific knowledge.

Friday

Obj: TSC: complete a lab showing understanding of the tools of measurement using SI units, as well as practice setting up a lab from start to finish.

Bell Work: Formulate a question about the tools used for measuring in a science classroom.

Teacher Activity: TTW review/discuss bell work, show students steps for organizing ISN for lab, including a hypothesis, data table, and conclusion.

Student Activity: TSW discuss objective, complete bell work, set up ISN for measuring lab, complete lab.

Academic Vocabulary: Steps of scientific method

Assessment: Completed measuring lab.

Modifications: Teacher/IA will assist students with ISN set up, using tools to measure, and completing lab; other lab members may assist when needed during lab.

ESL/ELL: Teacher/peer assistance when needed to understand steps of scientific method, or complete steps in lab, writing lab work.

Resources: Teacher created lab; triple beam balance, graduated cylinders, metric rulers, usual supplies (ISN, pencil, folder)

Standards: Use scientific methods to develop questions, design and conduct experiments using appropriate technologies, analyze and evaluate results, communicate results. I.I.I.1: Evaluate the accuracy and reproducibility of data and observations. I.I.I.2 Use a variety of technologies to gather, analyze, and interpret scientific data.I.I.II.1 Understand the processes of scientific investigation and how scientific inquiry results in scientific knowledge.

Ms. Davis’s Science Lesson Plans Aug. 31- Sept. 4, 2015-16

Day

8th Grade

 

Obj: TSC use the scientific method to observe, experiment, predict and validate to think critically.

Bell Work: Identify the step of the scientific method which requires determining variables. Explain.

Teacher Activity: TTW discuss objective, go over bell work, assign scientific method mini poster, complete notes in ISN.

Student Activity: TSW discuss objective; complete/go over bell work, take appropriate Cornell notes, work with partner on scientific method mini poster, complete questions/summary for notes (HW).

Academic Vocabulary: Discuss Study Stack; review qualitative/quantitative data.

Assessment: Cornell notes/questions, rubric for mini poster

Modifications: assist students with reading/taking appropriate notes, copy of notes if necessary, guide students when necessary with information for mini-poster.

ELL/ESL: Peer/teacher intervention as necessary; Ask (qualitative/quantitative data-datos cualitativos)?

Resources: Teacher prepared notes, “How the Scientist Works

Standards: I.I.II.1: Examine alternative explanations for observations; I.I.II.3: Know that scientific knowledge is built on questions posed as testable hypotheses which are tested until accepted by peers.

Tuesday

 

Obj: TSC determine differences between qualitative/quantitative data.

Bell Work: Define qualitative/quantitative data.

Teacher Activity: TTW discuss objective, go over bell work, discuss qualitative/quantitative data with appropriate notes, assign foldable for qual/quan data. Qual/quan ws on overhead.

Student Activity: TSW discuss objective; complete/discuss bell work, take appropriate notes over qual/quan data, complete folder and ws., write appropriate questions/summary for notes (HW)

Academic Vocabulary: no new

Assessment: Cornell notes/questions, foldable and ws to be placed in ISN.

Pre-AP: Assign pre-ap students egg experiment (done at home) due by 9/8.

Modifications: additional assistance with reading/setting up folder, copy of notes if necessary, decrease # of problems on ws.

ELL/ESL: Peer/teacher intervention as necessary; Ask students for information in English/Spanish to determine understanding.

Resources: Teacher prepared notes, brooklynschools.org middleschoolscience.com

Standards: I.I.II.1: Examine alternative explanations for observations;

Wednesday

(Early Release)

Obj: TSC write a hypothesis using an “If…then” statement.

Bell Work: Explain an inference.

Teacher Activity: TTW discuss objective, go over bell work, discuss hypothesis practicing “If…then” statements giving appropriate notes.

Student Activity: TSW discuss objective; complete/discuss bell work, take teacher given Cornell notes, write appropriate questions/summary for notes (HW).

Academic Vocabulary: no new

Assessment: Cornell notes/questions

Modifications: copy of notes if necessary.

ELL/ESL: Peer/teacher intervention as necessary; Ask (hypothesis-hipotesis, if…then-si…despues)

Resources: Teacher prepared notes, “Science Method Investigation”

Standards: I.I.II.3: know that scientific knowledge is built on questions posed as testable hypotheses, which are tested until the results are accepted by peers.

Thursday

Obj: TSC identify 3 main variables in experimental design.

Bell Work: Write an If…then statement using fertilizer affecting the rate of plant growth.

Teacher Activity: TTW discuss objective; go over bell work; discuss/give notes on 3 main variables used in experimental design (independent, dependent, constant)

Student Activity: TSW discuss objective; complete/discuss bell work, take teacher given Cornell notes, practice determining variables on Spongebob ws. Controls/Variables part 1, write appropriate questions/summary for notes. Spongebob ws part 2 for practice.

Academic Vocabulary: independent, dependent, constant

Assessment: Cornell notes/questions, results of ws done in class. Spongebob part 2 for practice.

Modifications: copy of notes if necessary, assistance with ws. when needed, shorten assignment when appropriate.

ELL/ESL: Peer/teacher intervention as necessary; Ask (independent, dependent, constant (variable independiente, variable dependiente, constante).

Resources: Teacher prepared notes, “Science Method Investigation”, sciencespot.net

Standards: I.I.II.3: know that scientific knowledge is built on questions posed as testable hypotheses, which are tested until the results are accepted by peers.

Friday

Obj: TSC show understanding of steps of scientific method by completing poster from earlier in week with partner.

Bell Work: Unscramble the steps of the scientific method from board.

Teacher Activity: TTW discuss objective, go over bell work; facilitate completion of sci method posters.

Student Activity: TSW discuss objective; complete/discuss bell work; work with partner to complete posters of sci method

Academic Vocabulary: all vocabulary associated with scientific method

Assessment: Completeness, accuracy of poster.

Modifications: Inclusion aide/peer assistance with completion of sci method poster.

ELL/ESL: Peer/teacher assistance while completing poster.

Resources: How the Scientist Works

Standards: : I.I.II.1: Examine alternative explanations for observations; I.I.II.3: Know that scientific knowledge is built on questions posed as testable hypotheses which are tested until accepted by peers, : I.I.II.3: know that scientific knowledge is built on questions posed as testable hypotheses, which are tested until the results are accepted by peers.

 

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