Reading and writing at grade level. Social skills a plus. Familiar with the Internet as a source.
1. Students will review concepts of gravity. 2. Students will read fluently. 3. Students will navigate through websites. 4. Students will use technology responsibly.
LCD AND INTERNET FEED A MUST
Text of Learning Exercise:
Grade Level: Second Grade
Lesson Title: Gravity Basics
Objectives: 1. Students will review concepts of gravity. 2. Students will read fluently. 3. Students will navigate through websites. 4. Students will use technology responsibly.
CDE Science: Physical Sciences 1c: Students know the way to change how something is moving is by giving it a push or a pull. The size of the change is related to the strength, or the amount of force, of the push or pull. 1d: Students know tools and machines are used to apply pushes and pulls (forces) to make things move. 1e: Students know objects fall to the ground unless something holds them up.
CDE Language Arts: Decoding and Word Recognition 1.1: Recognize and use knowledge of spelling patterns (e.g., diphthongs, special vowel spellings) when reading. 1.6: Read aloud fluently and accurately and with appropriate intonation and expression.
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.
Anticipatory Set: Students will visit http://science.nasa.gov/headlines/y2001/ast02aug_1.htm and see a cool workout site.
Critical Teacher Tasks: 1. Facilitate group discussion. 2. Make technology available. 3. Encourage observations and collaboration. 4. Treat this as a reading activity as well. 5. Monitor use of the Internet. 6. Model some sort of weightlifting techniques.
Critical Student Tasks: 1. Ask questions. 2. Record observations in science journal. 3. Work along side of peers. 4. Actively participate. 5. Navigate the websites. 6. Use technology responsibly.
Assessment: Informal as needed by observations of the teacher during class. Formal as needed per the effort and achievement rubric. Copyright 2004 Troy Tenhet Jr.