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Lesson Title: Conservation Nation Grade: 4 Subject: Science DLR Link: http://conservationnation1.weebly.

com Topic: Waste in Our World

Specific Learning Expectations: Science 4-3 Investigate a practical problem, and develop a possible solution 4-4 Demonstrate positive attitudes for the study of science and for the application of science in responsible ways 4-5 Recognize the human activity can lead to the production of wastes, and identify alternatives for the responsible use and disposal of materials 6. Identify methods of waste disposal currently used within the local community. 7. Identify kinds of wastes that may be toxic to people and to the environment. 8. Identify alternative materials and processes that may decrease the amount of waste produced; e.g., reducing wastage of food, using both sides of a sheet of paper. 9. Identify ways in which materials can be reused or recycled, including examples of things that the student has done. 11. Identify actions that individuals and groups can take to minimize the production of wastes, to recycle or reuse wastes and to ensure the safe handling and disposal of wastes. 12. Develop and implement a plan to reduce waste, and monitor what happens over a period of time. Math Use patterns to describe the world and to solve problems 3. Represent, describe and extend patterns and relationships, using charts and tables, to solve problems. Language Arts 4.3 Present and Share Present to peers ideas and information on a topic of interest, in a well-organized form Add interest to presentations through the use of props, such as pictures, overheads and artifacts Adjust volume, tone of voice and gestures appropriately, to suit a variety of social and classroom activities 5.2 Works Collaboratively in a Group take responsibility for collaborating with others to achieve group goals ask for and provide information and assistance, as appropriate, for completing individual and group tasks ICT C-6 Students will use technology to investigate and/or solve problems 2.1 select and use technology to assist in problem solving 2.7 generate alternative solutions to problems by using technology to facilitate the process F-3 Students will demonstrate a moral and ethical approach to the use of technology 2.2 work collaboratively to share limited resources Materials:

1 MaKey MaKey per group of students alligator clips (amount per group will vary) 1 computer per group of students with access to Scratch a variety of electrical conducting items (ex. tin foil, play-doh) a variety of recyclable materials (ex. cardboard boxes, tin cans) camera/computer technology for students to use if they choose to record their presentation

Anticipatory Set: DAY 1: (approximately 1.5 hours) Introduce the students to Scratch. Provide time to explore the tool and have students create an account. See DLR. DAY 2: (approximately 1.5 hour) Introduce the students to the MaKey MaKey. Provide time to explore the tool and connect it to Scratch. See DLR. Method: LESSON 1 (approximately 1.5 hours - 2 hours) Show the class the Toontastic video to introduce the Conservation Nation project. You can access this video through the DLR. Share the rubric for the project with the students as well as the checklist for the students to refer to when they are completing the task. Both the checklist and rubric can be found on the DLR. Allow students to choose a group or assign them to a group of 3. Allow groups time to discuss the project and develop an idea. Resources for students to explore regarding conservation ideas can be found on the DLR. LESSON 2 (will take place over multiple days) Have student groups begin to create their project idea. Give students time to design, build, and test their project. Provide feedback and assistance where and when needed. If students are having difficulty creating their Scratch program, direct them to the DLR to reference some of the tutorials. Allow for peer review from other groups to improve designs. LESSON 3 (will take place over multiple days) Upon completion, have students develop a presentation of their Conservation Nation project. Students will have a choice on how they would like to present their tool. Some ideas may include video, live presentation, blog, or Prezi. Closure: Have students present their Conservation Nation projects to the class and complete a self-evaluation. Evaluation: Rubric (found on DLR) Student Self-Evaluation (found on DLR)