Objective: Students will create their own lab procedure to investigate the effects of temperature...

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Objective: Students will create their own lab procedure to investigate the effects of temperature, surface area, or concentration in the rate of a chemical reaction by Mind Map: Objective: Students will create their own lab procedure to investigate the effects of temperature, surface area, or concentration in the rate of a chemical reaction

1. Differentiation by Readiness

1.1. High Performing/gifted -

1.1.1. Strategy 1: Curriculum extension - Potential errors

1.1.1.1. For students that are HP, they can be assigned another layer of difficulty in the material by assigning to come up with potential errors for their procedure and possible ways to avoid them during the class. They can also be assigned to write down safety procedures.

1.1.2. Strategy 2: Pair share with low-performing students

1.1.2.1. HP students could benefit from the challenge of teaching their peers how they came up with their procedures -- granted, their procedures needs to be approved by the teacher first.

1.1.3. Strategy 3: Create a presentation using Google Slides

1.1.3.1. HP students can learn a new skill by collaborating with their peers on the procedure they are to proposing. The class can then ask questions which can lead to the group revising their work or moving on to the experimental phase.

1.2. Low Performing -

1.2.1. Strategy 1: Learning menu

1.2.1.1. Low performing students will not pressured on the pace they are to finish the project. They can choose specific tasks for appetizers. Teacher then approves and the student goes on the main menu, and so on. This can also be done in groups.

1.2.2. Strategy 2: Unlimited revisions

1.2.2.1. This is very important so to encourage LP students to keep trying until they are satisfied with their work. This also discourages cheating among the students.

2. Differentiation by Interest

2.1. Analytical - Student expresses interests in the hard science like algebra, physics and chemistry

2.1.1. Strategy 1: Jig-saw puzzle

2.1.1.1. Students will be divided into groups and each group will be assigned a factor, for example, temperature, surface area or concentration to explore. Each group will develop a procedure for the procedure assigned.

2.1.2. Strategy 2: Mindmap

2.1.2.1. Using a mindmap software like Mindmeister, assign students to create a web of procedures they are proposing. It is a very good visual organizer for those analytical minded.

2.2. Practical - Student expresses interest in the real-life application of the concepts they are learning. They also oftentimes ask the question of whether the concepts will show up on the test.

2.2.1. Strategy 1: Flexible grouping + Role play

2.2.1.1. Assign students different roles to create a procedure that everyone in the group agrees on. Giving real-life role names are also essential.

2.2.2. Strategy 2: Eyes of an expert- guest speaker

2.2.2.1. An outside speaker can come in and talk to the students about the importance of controlling reactions in the real-life scenario. This will give the students some context of what they are trying to explore and spark interest.

3. Differentiation by Learner Profile

3.1. English Language Learner (ELL) - Student lacks the key vocabulary to create their own procedures for the lab.

3.1.1. Strategy 1: Flexible grouping

3.1.1.1. Student will be paired with a native-speaker to answer question pertaining the procedure. Using strategy ensures that ELL students are able to ask questions to their peer as soon as they arise.

3.1.2. Strategy 2: Show students pictures of the materials they will use in the lab and their functions

3.1.2.1. More often than not, ELL students may not know what a "beaker" is but they can recognize it from a picture. They can then piece the information together to create their own procedure.

3.1.3. Strategy 3: Show students lab procedure examples translated in their language

3.1.3.1. Students will be able to see what an acceptable procedure looks like without having to look words in the dictionary.

3.1.4. Strategy 4: Watch a video on how lab is performed with proper safety protocol (Technology)

3.1.4.1. Students will be able to see how lab should be performed which make creating their own procedure much easier.

3.2. Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) - Students who have ADHD usually have problems with inattention, impulsivity and hyperactivity.

3.2.1. Strategy 1: Seating in the front away from the windows and doors and other distractions

3.2.1.1. This will help students to focus and sustain their attention for as long as possible.

3.2.2. Strategy 2: Make instructions clear and simple

3.2.2.1. ADHD students will benefit from having a written copy of the instruction with a separate section for key points, bolded or highlighted.

3.2.3. Strategy 3: Flexible grouping with strong well-behaved students

3.2.3.1. A dependable buddy will give the ADHD student someone to rely on such as providing instructions if needed, helping to make sure student is on task, etc.