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ScienceLessonPlan

Unit:PhysicalScienceAtomsandElements Date/TimeLength:Oct25th,Oct26th/104min
Lesson#1,2 Title:GummyBearLab

Planning
Goals(STSE,Knowledge,Skills,Attitude):learnmetric SuppliesandMaterials
SafetyConsiderations
measurementtechnics,utilizethescientificmethod,make ManagementConsiderations
ProfessionalTeachingTargets
qualitativeandquantitativeobservations,writealabreport, 1) Gummybears
useproperlabsafetyprotocols 2) Ruler
3) Scale
4) Beaker
5) Water
6) DataCollection/procedure
Outcomes:Outcome: AE9.1 sheet
Distinguish between physical and chemical properties of common 1) Followlabrules
substances, including those found in household, commercial, industrial, 2) Understandlabsafety
and agricultural applications. [SI] 1) Maintainproperlabsafety
protocols
2) Facilitatestudentlearning
Indicators: 3) PGPTarget1.1
1) Investigate common materials and describe them in terms of their
physical properties such as smell, colour, melting point, boiling point,
density, solubility, ductility, crystal shape, conductivity, hardness, lustre,
texture, and malleability.
2) Use equipment, tools, and materials appropriately and safely when
conducting investigations into physical and chemical properties of
substances.
3) State a conclusion, based on experimental data, which supports or refutes
an initial idea related to personal understanding of physical and chemical
properties of matter.

ApproachesEmployed:
1) GuidedLabinvolvingrelativeindependence
2) LabReporttobehandedinattheendofthesecondday

SettingtheStageIntroduction:
KeyQuestions:Whatdoyouthinwillhappentoagummybearwhenyouputit
inwaterovernight?
Motivation:Allowingthestudentstodotheirownlabexperimentwillinvolve
theminabeneficialway.
Steps:
1) Safetybriefing
2) Introtolab
3) ExplainProcedure(howtousescale,measurementprocedure,etc)
4) Facilitateexperiment(helpwithscales,answerquestions)
Approx StudentActivity TeacherActivity
Times:10 1) Provideanyinfothattheymayknow 1) Dosafetyand
15minutes 2) Listentoinstructions instructionbriefing
3) Obtainnecessaryequipment askingstudentswhat
theyknowabout
each

Develop StudentActivity TeacherActivity


ment: 1) Prepareworkstation 1) Helpstudents
5560 2) Calibrateequipment calibratelab
minutes 3) Takeallrequiredobservationsand equipment
measurementsandrecordthemonlab 2) Answerquestions
report 3) Facilitatecorrect
4) Placefinishedexperimentoncart measurement
procedures

WrappingUp(ClosureSummary/AssignmentAssessment)
Approx StudentActivity TeacherActivity
Times:15 1) Makesureallmeasurementsaretaken 1) Answerquestions
20minutes 2) Cleanupworkstation regardingdata
3) Completequestions 2) Giveexpectations
aboutlabreport
completion

PostLessonConsiderations/Reflections:
1) Therewasabout20minutesleftinthefirstclassafterallthemeasurements
hadbeentakenandtheexperimentswereplacedonthestoragecart.I
thoughtIdidagoodjoboffillingupthetime,wetalkedaboutwhatthey
thoughtwasgoingtohappenandthenthatleadtoadiscussionaboutthe
geologicalhistoryofSaskatchewan.
2) Ithoughtthelabwasasuccess,itseemedthatmoststudentsgraspedthe
concept.
3) Afterthefirstday,myCooperatingTeacherindicatedthatIwasnotclear
enoughwithmyexplanationofwhattheyweresupposedtodo,Onthe
seconddayIwasveryexplicitabouttheprocedure,evengoingthrougha
briefbutexplanatorydemonstrationofwhattheyweresupposedtodo.