Read and write at grade level. Some computer proficiency would be nice.
1. Students will compare and contrast rocks. 2. Students will review properties of rocks. 3. Students will write with organization and focus. 4. Students will use the Internet effectively and responsibly.
LCD PROJECTOR AND LIVE INTERNET REQUIRED. COMPUTERS TOO.
Text of Learning Exercise:
Grade Level: Second Grade
Lesson Title: Comparing and Contrasting Rocks
Objectives: 1. Students will compare and contrast rocks. 2. Students will review properties of rocks. 3. Students will write with organization and focus. 4. Students will use the Internet effectively and responsibly.
CDE Science: 3. Earth is made of materials that have distinct properties and provide resources for human activities. As a basis for understanding this concept: 3a. Students know how to compare the physical properties of different kinds of rocks and know that rock is composed of different combinations of minerals. 3b. Students know smaller rocks come from the breakage and weathering of larger rocks. 3c. Students know that soil is made partly from weathered rock and partly from organic materials and that soils differ in their color, texture,
capacity to retain water, and ability to support the growth of many kinds of plants.
CDE Language Arts: 1.0 Writing Strategies: Students write clear and coherent sentences and paragraphs that develop a central idea. Their writing shows they consider the audience and purpose. Students progress through the stages of the writing process (e.g., prewriting, drafting, revising, editing successive versions). Organization and Focus 1.1: Group related ideas and maintain a consistent focus. Penmanship 1.2: Create readable documents with legible handwriting.
NETS: #5: Work cooperatively and collaboratively with peers, family members, and others when using technology in the classroom. #6: Demonstrate positive social and ethical behaviors when using technology. #7: Practice responsible use of technology systems and software. #9: Use technology resources (e.g., puzzles, logical thinking programs, writing tools, digital cameras, drawing tools) for problem solving, communication, and illustration of thoughts, ideas, and stories.