EDCT 2030 Lesson Plan Map

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1. Ohio Content Standard Relating to this Lesson:

1.1. "Investigate natural laws acting upon objects, events, and organisms.

1.1.1. "Use one of more of the senses to learn about objects, organisms, and phenomena for a purpose."

1.1.1.1. "Measure length and volume (capacity)

2. Performance Objectives:

2.1. Child will begin to grasp the concept of gravity and how it affects living and nonliving things.

2.1.1. Child will learn mathematical units of measurement.

2.1.1.1. Children will learn safe practices when conducting experiments.

3. Grade Level:

3.1. Preschool

4. Grouping of Students:

4.1. Class will be split into groups of 3-4 at tables and will help each other complete the activity.

5. Prior Knowledge:

5.1. : Students may have encountered the materials used before. They also may have conducted scientific experiments.

6. Future Knowledge:

6.1. Children will use the skills of safely conducting scientific experiments, recognizing units of measure, and understanding gravity for their whole academic career. They may also use these skills in everyday life and in the workplace.

7. Methods of Teaching this Lesson:

7.1. This lesson will be taught using an experiment.

7.1.1. First, the students will be assigned to their tables to await instructions.

7.1.1.1. Then, each table will receive a bowl of dried corn kernels and a see-through cup. They will be instructed to use their measuring cup to put one cup of kernels into the see-through cup.

7.1.1.1.1. Once everyone has done that, the teacher will go around distributing the white vinegar. The students will have to collaborate to put 2 cups of vinegar into their see-through cup.

8. Questions:

8.1. Have you ever done a science experiment before?

8.1.1. What do you think will happen when we mix our ingredients?

8.1.1.1. How can we make this experiment safe?

8.1.1.1.1. What kind of tools do you think scientists use?

9. Materials:

9.1. Dried corn kernals

9.1.1. Baking Soda

9.1.1.1. White Vinegar

9.1.1.1.1. See-through jars for each table

10. Use of Technology:

10.1. For this lesson, the teacher will use videos to demonstrate the activity and show safe experiment practices.

10.1.1. Science Experiment Dancing Popcorn | DIY Science Experiment | Science Experiment To Do At Home

10.1.1.1. General Lab Safety

11. Accommodations/Extensions:

11.1. Older children can have more responsibility in conducting their experiment. While younger children should have more assistance from a teacher or peer.

11.1.1. For language proficiency, you could let the student draw their observation instead of voicing it. You can also include more pictures demonstrating instructions for the lesson—instead of just oral instruction.

12. Evaluation:

12.1. To evaluate this lesson, you would observe if each group works together to safely accomplish their activity. You would also make note of what their observations after the activity were.

13. Reflection: Lesson Not Done at This Time.

14. Evaluation of Curriculum and Technology Integration:

14.1. Integration of technology into a preschool classroom can be difficult. Many are used to using technology to play games or watch movies, but they may not be aware of how to browse the Internet safely.

14.1.1. Therefore, previewing and finding the videos before doing the activity will create less of a hassle during implementation and create a more organized lesson.