Elementary Science Methods Inquiry Teaching and Learning
Elementary Science Methods Inquiry Teaching and Learning EDU 298
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Anna Livingston Jenna Lohwasser Parker Kelly EDU 298 March 27 2007 Rocks Really Rock Essential Questions 1 What are the properties of rocks 2 What are the ve tests for the classi cation of rocks North Carolina Curriculum Alignment 4th grade Science Competency Goal 202 Recognize that minerals have a de nite chemical composition and structure resulting in speci c physical properties including Hardness Streak color Luster Magnetism Objectives 0 The students will be able to determine the hardness of rocks 0 The students will be able to classify their rocks based on the color of their streaks o The students will be able to classify their rocks based presence or absence of carbonate Teacher Planning Time Required for Lesson 40 minutes Process Skills Observation Experimentation Communication Organization Classi cation Vocabulary Words Rock Mineral Hardness Streak Carbonate Sedimentary Rocks Igneous Rocks and Metamorphic Rocks Materials 0 A wide array of rocks limestone and granite for centers variety for introduction Markers and paper Penny Paper clips Paper cups Bowls Pieces of glass quotU re Chalk Vinegar Magnifying glasses Masking tape Concrete Center instruction sheets attached Activities 0 The teacher needs to label rocks 15 with the masking tape and place a couple of each and the rest of the materials into each of the three centers Also make sure that the essential questions are posted and directions for centers are easily accessible at each station Once the centers are set up a rock will be placed at each student s seats that will be used during the introduction to the lesson Teacher Talk This lesson should not be used in the beginning of a unit Students need to have background knowledge of the properties of rocks and the different types of rocks Safety 0 Center 1 Students should be careful while handling the glass rods Although they are dull they can still pose a danger to students if they are dropped and break Center 2 While outside on the cement students need to be aware that the residue they are leaving behind from the streak test could potentially be dangerous Therefore students should be reminded that they should put any residue near their face when students reenter the classroom they will be given handsanitizer Center 3 While working with vinegar the students must be reminded that they should keep it away from their face and they cannot taste vinegar whatsoever Engage The teachers will begin the lesson by reviewing the types of rocks and their properties from the powerpoint presentation The teacher will then ask the students to brie y handle the rocks that are in front of them and take one minute to ThinkPairShare and use their own methods to discuss the characteristics of their rocks Once the groups have finished their brief discussion the teacher will then tell the students that today they will be observing rocks based on the generally accepted classification tests She will refer to the powerpoint again which will display the five ways to classify rocks The teacher will tell the students that they will only be exploring three out of the five tests today but that each are equally important She should brie y explain that light is and that luster is a visual observation characterized by words such as metallic glassy earthy pearly shiny and lustrous The teacher will then explain what the hardness test the streak test and the vinegar test are and their importance using the corresponding slides on the powerpoint Before dividing the class into three groups for centers the teacher will review the essential questions with the class so they are aware of the expectations of the lesson Explore After the students are split into the three groups the teacher will brie y explain the centers with the help of the corresponding centers slide on the powerpoint ie What the centers are what students will be doing at the centers and informing students that there are instruction sheets at each center that have guiding questions and important safety information Center 1 When students first arrive at this center the cooperating teacher will advise them to read the instructions before beginning their observations Also the students need to be aware of the associated safety information for each center Students will first attempt to scratch the surface of each rock using their fingernails and record observations on the accompanying worksheet Students will repeat this process using a straightened paperclip and a penny and record their observations Lastly students will use the different rocks to attempt to scratch the glass square and record their observations Teacher Talk The teacher should be guiding the students in their exploration and prompting them to answer the guiding questions for this center Also they need to be prepared to answer any questions the students may have Center 2 When students rst arrive at this center which will be outside on the sidewalk the cooperating teacher will advise them to read the instructions before beginning their observations Also the students need to be aware of the associated safety information for each center Students will first stroke each rock across the sidewalk Using their visual observation skills students will compare the streaks that are left behind on the sidewalk and record their observations on their worksheet Teacher Talk The teacher should be guiding the students in their exploration and prompting them to answer the guiding questions for this center Also they need to be prepared to answer any questions the students may have Center 3 When students first arrive at this center the cooperating teacher will advise them to read the instructions before beginning their observations Also the students need to be aware of the associated safety information for each center First the teacher will inform the students that the vinegar test is used to determine whether carbonate is present in rocks and reinforce why this is important to know to help with classification The teacher will then take a paper cup that will already have vinegar in it pour it on a piece of chalk and ask students to observe the results She will then ask the students what this tells us about chalk Students will repeat this procedure on their own with each of the rock samples and record their results Teacher Talk The teacher should be guiding the students in their exploration and prompting them to answer the guiding questions for this center Also they need to be prepared to answer any questions the students may have Explain At this time students will come back together to discuss their results The teacher will ask the students what they found most interesting throughout the investigation Next the teacher will ask a specific group what they discovered at a certain center and ask for the consensus of the group Repeat this process until all three groups and all three centers have been discussed Elaborate The teacher will then culminate the lesson using the review slide on the powerpoint which discusses what the three tests explored today tell the students about the properties of rocks The final slide on the powerpoint will connect the uses of rocks in everyday life Evaluate The teacher will collect the worksheet from each student to check for understanding Website resources for the teacher httpwwwkhulseycomjewelgmohs hardness scalehtml httpwwwro kb und comrockshopstreaklhtml httpwwwro kh und comrockshopbardn lhtml httpWWWgeocitiescomunf rbidd n geologyrock propertiesh g httpwwwgpcedupgoregeologygeolOZcarbshtm We got the idea of this lesson from www learnnc org
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