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Science and Literature
By: Mallory Botsch
In this lesson students will read books that involve science prediction making. We will be using several different books in the science prediction unit. I will assign different things that they have to go home and take pictures of what they tested that night. I want them to share there findings with the class. They are free to make a Prezi or Power point. I will provide the camera and hopefully they won't get broken. They will have a chance to work in the classroom and at home. This is good because they have to work through some of their problems on their own.
Life Science 2:1 :
Ask testable questions about the needs of an organism. (DOK 2)
. Predict the outcome for an organism if a need is removed. (DOK 2-3)
The objective of this project it to get students familiar with making predictions about the world around them.
The student will create a portfolio of pictures that include the different science experiments they did at home and in class to demonstrate their understanding about their predictions.
Audience: Second grade
Behavior: The students will create a Prezi or Power Point using their own pictures they took
Condition: Students will use books, cameras, computers, Prezi or Power Point
Degree:How one can predict things about their environment. What happens if your prediction is wrong?
Blooms and 21st century:
Knowledge, Comprehension, Analysis, evaluation and application are demonstrated in this activity. The students are using the knowledge and application by taking knowledge about something they already know and making inferences about the world around them. They are applying their knowledge to something they already know about and making a hypothesis about what will happen. They will demonstrate comprehension by reexamining something when they found their prediction was wrong and comprehending the validity of their question. They will then evaluate their thought process and question regarding their experiment. Finally they will analyze the experiments and text questions by actually doing their experiment and taking pictures of the steps they took to figure out what the outcome was. They will also analyze, comprehend and apply the literature give in them. In this lesson the students will be hands on and engaging in their activity. They will be able to take a camera home and find items in their environment to create test questions about. For example: Based on the fact it is December and it has been cold-the weather tomorrow will be cold. They then can take pictures of the day before temperature and tomorrows temperature along with other evidence as to why they believe that tomorrow till be cold and make a presentation to share with the class. Engaging the students this way is helping them DISCOVER science on their own. Not I am going to stand up and lecture you about prediction...go out and find out about on your own.
Overview of Technology:
Giving cameras to second graders I think will be a fun thing that they can play and discover with. They are at that age where mom and dad don't want little Jonny to have the camera. I think that it will excite them to be able to share with their classmates about what they found. The then can upload their pictures onto the computer and make a file with the pictures in them. They will be able to then put their pictures into a presentation for the class. They can use Power Point or Prezi. I think this is a good beginner activity because it is low stakes and they can just have fun with the pictures and the science experiment.
In this lesson the students will be reading books in class that involve science prediction making. One we will read in class in called
What can a Magnet do...and other scientific predictions.
The book first asks a questions to where the student can think about what they are asking then the book answers the question and that will validate the student or tell them they are not on the right path. Then the students will be given a topic and a camera to explore at home. They first need to make a prediction about something. Say they pick magnets. What can they pick up and what can't they they pick up. Their question can be a magnet can pick up metal objects, but not objects like animals or people. They can go home and take pictures of them testing their prediction. Once they are experts on their topic they will share with their class what they found to be true. Even if their prediction is wrong they can explain to the class what might have gone wrong in their prediction.
What is the added Value:
Students will be able to explore science on their own. They can begin to work structurally within technology and apply what they know into something informational. Using 21st teaching the students might spark an interest in Science and begin to close the widening gap of Americans falling short in science and math.
What I learned:
I learned that doing a cross curriculum was a bit difficult. Because it was hard not to focus so much on one or the other and tho make them equal. Using technology is important in the classroom because the students will soon bypass the teachers in the amount of knowledge some have about technology. I think that teachers who think just making a Power Point is enough for their classroom is sad because the students do not really learn from it. It is not hands on and it is not 21st century. You are still standing in the front of the class lecturing your students...but with something other than a black board. It is important to keep up with the changes in technology and best way of teaching because our children deserve the best.
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