Reading and writing at grade level. Use of computer.
1. Students will discuss the concept of evaporation. 2. Students will know that most of the Earth's surface is covered by water. 3. Students will deliver a presentation on this concept.
LCD PROJECTOR, COMPUTERS, AND LIVE INTERNET FEED
Text of Learning Exercise:
Grade Level: Fifth Grade
Lesson Title: Evaporating Planet
Objectives: 1. Students will discuss the concept of evaporation. 2. Students will know that most of the Earth's surface is covered by water. 3. Students will deliver a presentation on this concept.
CDE Science: Earth Sciences: 3. Water on Earth moves between the oceans and land through the processes of evaporation and condensation. As a basis for understanding this concept: 3a. Students know most of Earth's water is present as salt water in the oceans, which cover most of Earth's surface. 3b. Students know when liquid water evaporates, it turns into water vapor in the air and can reappear as a liquid when cooled or as a solid if cooled below the freezing point of water.
CDE Language Arts: Listening and Speaking: 1.0 Listening and Speaking Strategies: Students deliver focused,
coherent presentations that convey ideas clearly and relate to the background and interests of the audience. They evaluate the content of oral communication. Comprehension: 1.1 Ask questions that seek information not already discussed. 1.2: Interpret a speaker's verbal and nonverbal messages, purposes, and perspectives. 1.3: Make inferences or draw conclusions based on an oral report.
NETS: #1: Use keyboards and other common input and output devices (including adaptive devices when necessary) efficiently and effectively. #9: Determine when technology is useful and select the appropriate tool(s) and technology resources to address a variety of tasks and problems.
Anticipatory Set: Students will visit a cool site at http://www.nasa.gov/vision/universe/newworlds/Osiris_leaks.html
Critical Teacher Tasks: 1. Facilitate discussion. 2. Instruct as a writing/reading project as well. 3. Assess as needed to drive instruction. 4. Monitor the use of the Internet. 5. Model a reciprocal questioning activity. 6. Instruct on the use of Power Point. 7. Use the KWL model or any other appropriate graphic organizer.
Critical Student Tasks: 1. Actively question the instructor. 2. Use the Internet in a responsible manner. 3. Write down observations in science journal. 4. Work collaboratively with peers. 5. Create questions for a reciprocal questions event. 6. Present question to class for discussion. 7. Present findings in a discussion. 8. Use technology if applicable.
Assessment: Informal as needed with observations by teacher during class time. Formal with the effort and achievement rubric. Final Power Point and participation in discussion will be judged with E/A rubric. Copyright 2004 Troy Tenhet Jr.