Teaching & Assessment

Science Lesson Plan:

Engagement: 

Pre-Quiz: https://quizlet.com/_82wzy7?x=1qqt&i=2ooyrd

Show students pictures of the zoo enclosures attached. Ask the students, “Have any of you ever been to the zoo?” After students share out loud, ask them what they notice about the picture you are sharing. After students discuss what they notice, mention that when zoos design enclosures for their animal guests, they keep in mind the natural habitat of the animal. A habitat is the place an animal naturally lives and grows. Habitats provide animals with the food, water and shelter they need to survive. Segue to the lesson by telling students that today they are going to design a new zoo for the town. In small groups, they will design an enclosure for a specific animal.

Exploration: 

For this activity, students work in pairs or small groups. I will assign captains and the captains will pick an animal out of a cup for their group. To research their animal students will use the magnolia database: https://magnolia.msstate.edu/databases?grade=el and student will go to school library and can check out books on their specific animal.  Students can also try to find short videos on specific animals online. Even non-readers can look at the pictures on line, in books, or videos to learn a lot about animal habitats. Have students gather information about their animal before beginning their posters. Questions they should consider: • What does your animal eat? • Where does it get water? • Where does your animal make its home? With these things in mind, the students can begin to design a zoo enclosure that meets the needs of their animal. Allow students 20-30 minutes to create their posters.

Explanation: 

Habitat video: www.generationgenius.com/?share=FBB57

Habitat Vocabulary: https://quizlet.com/_82x557?x=1qqt&i=2ooyrd

Elaboration:

The group will create a Google slide show containing their research and pictures of their animal.

 Each student will make a diorama.  Make a shoebox diorama of an animal habitat! • Time Required: Few hours • Difficulty: Medium • Cost: $0-15

1. Research your animal for your diorama. 2. Lay the lid of your shoebox on a table with the inside showing. 3. Put glue on one side of the shoebox and stand it up on the lid. 4. Decorate your shoebox so that it looks like the habitat of your chosen animals. 5. Once your diorama is decorated, you can place your animal inside.

Animals will only live where their needs are met. Needs include food, shelter and water. There are many different habitats around the world and each habitat can have many different animals. Your habitat should look like the place that your animal naturally lives and grows and it should include food and water.

Evaluation: 

Habitat Kahoot: https://play.kahoot.it/v2/?quizId=30c92e04-017d-4ab6-99d0-023c0a1e194a The group will create a Google slide show containing their research and pictures of their animal.

 Each student will make a diorama.  Make a shoebox diorama of an animal habitat! • Time Required: Few hours • Difficulty: Medium • Cost: $0-15

1. Research your animal for your diorama. 2. Lay the lid of your shoebox on a table with the inside showing. 3. Put glue on one side of the shoebox and stand it up on the lid. 4. Decorate your shoebox so that it looks like the habitat of your chosen animals. 5. Once your diorama is decorated, you can place your animal inside.

Animals will only live where their needs are met. Needs include food, shelter and water. There are many different habitats around the world and each habitat can have many different animals. Your habitat should look like the place that your animal naturally lives and grows and it should include food and water.

 

 

Standards

  1. Ability to model and facilitate innovative digital-age work and learning experiences through the effective use of current and emerging tools to ensure success in a global and digital world whereby the teacher and learner locate, analyze, evaluate, manage, and report information as well as communicate and collaborate online fluently using a variety of technology-based media formats.
  2. Facilitate and inspire student learning and creativity by providing a variety of learning environments that foster collaboration and innovative
    thinking to solve real world issues and authentic problems using digital tools and resources.
  3. Ability to facilitate students' individual and collaborative use of technology, including classroom resources as well as distance and online learning opportunities when available and appropriate.
  4. Ability to design, implement, and assess learner-centered lessons and units that incorporate technology and use appropriate and effective practices in teaching and learning with technology.
  5. Ability to use technology tools for instruction, student assessment, management, reporting purposes and communication with parents/guardians of students including, but not limited to, spreadsheets, web page development, digital video, the Internet, and email.
  6. Ability to facilitate students' individual and collaborative use of technologies (including but not limited to spreadsheets, web page development, digital video, the Internet, and email) to locate, collect, create, produce, communicate, and present information.
  7. Ability to design, manage, and facilitate learning experiences incorporating technologies that are responsive to the diverse needs of learners, learning styles and the special needs of all students (e.g., assistive technologies for students with special needs).
  8. Ability to evaluate students' technology proficiency and students' technology-based products within curricular areas.
  9. Ability to design, develop, use, manage, and assess authentic digital-age learning experiences that are aligned with subject-area content and the Alabama Course of Study: Technology Education to maximize content learning and address diverse learning styles, incorporating the use of formative and summative measurement tools to better inform learning.