Should be able to read and write at or around grade level. Be used to using a word processor.
1. Students will understand the forces that shape the Earths surface. 2. Students will use word processing skills to present findings .
You will need an LCD to show Internet sites, a word processor to type findings.
Text of Learning Exercise:
Grade Level: Sixth Grade
Lesson Title: Topography
Objectives: 1. Students will understand the forces that shape the Earths surface. 2. Students will use word processing skills to present findings . CDE Science: Shaping Earth's Surface 2. Topography is reshaped by the weathering of rock and soil and by the transportation and deposition of sediment. As a basis for understanding this concept: 2a. Students know water running downhill is the dominant process in shaping the landscape, including California's landscape. 2b. Students know rivers and streams are dynamic systems that erode, transport sediment, change course, and flood their banks in natural and recurring patterns. 2c. Students know beaches are dynamic systems in which the sand is supplied by rivers and moved along the coast by the action of waves.
CDE Language Arts: Writing: Research and Technology: 1.4 Use organizational features of electronic text (e.g.,
bulletin boards, databases, keyword searches, e-mail addresses) to locate information. 1.5: Compose documents with appropriate formatting by using word-processing skills and principles of design (e.g., margins, tabs, spacing, columns, page orientation). 1.6: Revise writing to improve the organization and consistency of ideas within and between paragraphs.
NETS: #8: Select and use appropriate tools and technology resources to accomplish a variety of tasks and solve problems. #9: Demonstrate an understanding of concepts underlying hardware, software, and connectivity, and of practical applications to learning and problem solving.
Anticipatory Set: Students will visit site at http://www.ngdc.noaa.gov/seg/topo/globegal.shtml
Critical Teacher Tasks: 1. Facilitate discussion. 2. Instruct as a research activity. 3. Assess as needed to drive instruction. 4. Monitor the use of the Internet. 5. This is a writing/typing activity. 6. This isa tech presentation activity (use Word).
Critical Student Tasks: 1. Actively question the instructor. 2. Use the Internet in a responsible manner. 3. Write down observations in science journal. 4. Create notes and follow through with added research. 5. Type your findings in Word.
Assessment: Informal as needed with observations by teacher during class time. Formal with the effort and achievement rubric. Also check for understanding during activity.