Learning Exercise: "Eruption at Mt. Kiluea"
Students will view a video of an eruption at Mt. Kiluea, which is located in Hawaii that occurred on July 5th to July 6th, 2007. Students will view concepts previously presented and learned such as magma, lava, crater, magma chamber, etc. Essentially, students would apply knowledge learned pertaining to volcanic eruptions (how and why they occur) while watching this video. After the video, a class discussion will be held to clarify/reinforce science concepts pertaining to volcanic eruptions and discuss students’ observations. After the class discussion, students will respond to question prompts by incorporating observations conducted while watching the video and concepts learned pertaining to volcanoes (in terms of plate tectonics). Assessment: A class discussion will be utilized as an informal assessment of students’ progress towards the learning objectives. This informal assessment will also be utilized to provide clarification, assistance, feedback, etc. The discussion is designed to obtain students’ reactions, observations, and ideas pertaining to the video. Teachers can utilize the following questions: “What did you see?” “What did the lava look like?”, and “What do you think caused this eruption?” Several question prompts will assess students’ progress toward the learning goals of this activity. The questions are the following: 1. Describe how Mt. Kiluea erupted. You may include what you have learned so far about volcanoes and volcano eruptions in your response. Include drawings to help explain your answer. 2. Why do you think Mt. Kiluea erupted? 3. Name and describe one thing you would want to learn more about volcanoes after watching this video? 4. Why is it important to learn about volcanoes?
Course: Grade 6
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Teachers will need to be able to utilize the video correctly when providing clarification during the class discussion (if necessary). If a student needs clarification on any portion of the video, for instance, teacher will need to be able to manipulate the “ball” (displayed at the bottom portion of the video where the “play” button is located) that students will be able to view the respective portion that needs further clarification. Additionally, teachers will need to possess knowledge in how to stop and start the video (if necessary).
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