Planning Sheet for Single Lessons - DOC 9 by vuQT1oz


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Planning Sheet for
                                Lesson Title: Observing Decomposition in Action                                                      Grade: Seven
Single Science Lessons

Learning Outcomes/Goal Focus                           Teacher Reminders                                Learner’s Tasks                                Equipment Required
A.     Scientific Inquiry
                                           I will have the students gather in their       The students will gather in their assigned       8 specimens of decomposing food
                                           assigned groups, each student will be given    groups, and each student group will be           8 Experiment record sheets
Implementing; Observing, Measuring &       the opportunity to ask any questions that      given a piece of food that has been sealed       8 magnifying glasses
Recording                                  they may have about the last lesson.           in Ziploc bag.
The students will be observing molds and
bacteria that have begun to grow on 8      The purpose of this lesson is to give the      Each group will be given a specimen to
different types of food. They will be      students a first hand look at the process of   observe, and the students will record their
recording their observations of colour,    decomposition.                                 observations on the experiment record
growth pattern and growth texture.                                                        sheet that each group will be given. The
                                           I want the students to hypothesize about       students will record the colour of the
                                           what is breaking down the food, which will     growth, the pattern of the growth, and the
B. Essential Science Knowledge             lead up to a discussion about the actual       observed texture. Additionally, the students
   Summary                                 process of decomposition, which will           will draw their observations.
                                           include      the    requirements       for
After this lesson the student will know    decomposition.                                 Each group member will be take on a role:
that:                                                                                     1). Recorder                                     Questions to consider in your planning /
Bacteria and fungi are the agents that     I will begin by instructing the students to    2). Time keeper                                  delivery
break down matter, as opposed to the       follow three main safety rules:                3). Equipment manager                             1. How long will each phase last?
misconception that human beings break      1). Don’t open the bags                        4). Clean-up coordinator
down the dead material or the material     2). Don’t taste, touch or smell spoiled food                                                     2.   How am I going to organize working groups?
simply vanishes                            3). Once the observation is over, one          Each group will get to look at about 4
                                           student will place the bags back into the                                                        3.   How will I organise and distribute equipment?
                                                                                          specimens, and perhaps more if time
                                           container.                                     permits. Each group will be given 5               4.   What specific skill and knowledge
                                                                                          minutes to look at each specimen, and they             development am I emphasizing?
                                           The groups will pass each specimen around      will be asked to record as they go along.
                                           and record what they observe. They will be
                                                                                                                                            5.   Is there evidence of clear instructions and
                                           asked to look at the colouring, and texture    As the class comes to a close, I will instruct         purposeful questions?
                                           and growth pattern of the molds and            the students to think about the factors that
                                           bacteria.                                      influenced the changes in the food                6.   What must I look for in monitoring student
Will you assess? If so, what?                                                             specimens                                              learning?

                                                                                                                                            7.   How can I diversify instruction?
How will you assess it?

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