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KUTZTOWN UNIVERSITY ELEMENTARY EDUCATION DEPARTMENT LESSON PLAN FORMAT

Teacher Candidate: Cooperating Teacher: Group Size: 19

Katie McGrath Mrs. Lechleitner Allotted Time 45 mins

Date: 2/26/14 Coop. Initials Grade Level 3rd 065

Subject or Topic: Coal Mining today and Alternative fuels Section

STANDARD: S3.D.1.2: Identify and describe the types of Earth's natural resources. CC. 1.4.3F: Demonstrate a grade appropriate command of conventions of Standard English and spelling 8.2.3.A: Identify the social, political, cultural, and economic contributions of individuals and groups from Pennsylvania.

I. Performance Objectives (Learning Outcomes): A. The third grade students will identify and describe different types of energy sources when completing energy source activity. B. The third grade students will demonstrate grade appropriate commands of conventions when writing paragraphs in the Coal Brochure. C. The third grade students will identify cultural contributions of groups from Pennsylvania when comparing and contrasting coal and the use of it today with how it was used during the Industrial Revolution. II. Instructional Materials A. Natural Resource handouts (5 of each type of resource) B. Natural Resource Graphic organizer 1 per student C. Student guided notes D. White paper E. Crayons F. Markers

III. Subject Matter/Content(prerequisite skills, key vocabulary, big idea) A. Prerequisite skills

1. Basic understanding of previous coal mining lessons. 2. Able to write in paragraph form and use appropriate English conventions. B. Key vocabulary: 1. Wind Power- An alternative fuel that uses wind to produce electricity 2. Solar Power-An alternative fuel that uses the suns power to produce electricity 3. Water Power- An alternative fuel that used water to produce electricity. C. Big Idea 1. To understand the use of coal today, and alternative uses of energy.

IV. Implementation A. Introduction 1. Ask the students "Does anyone in here use coal in their house?" B. Development 1. Tell the students that today we are going to talk about coal and the uses for it today. We are going to compare the use of coal today with how it was used during the Industrial Revolution time period. 2. We are also going to talk about alternative cleaner uses for power rather than coal. 3. Have students get out their PowerPoint notes. 4. Go over slides (Stop after going over slide: "what are other types of fuels besides coal") 5. Tell the students that today they are going to be looking at alternative energy sources. 6. Go over instructions: a. In your groups I will be assigning each of you a different type of energy source. b. You will split up out of your group and join other team members who have the same energy source. You will work together to fill out the graphic organizer. c. Then you will go back to your table team and share your information from your graphic organizer. 7. Assign the students to an energy source. (there will be some teams that have two people with the same type of energy source) a. Types of sources: Wind power, Water power, Solar Power.

8. Split teams up and have them go with their group that has the same energy source. 9. Pass out paper on their energy source and the graphic organizer. 10. Give the students 15 minutes to look over their information and complete the graphic organizer. 11. Then have the students go back to their seat and share the information with their team. 12. Finish going over the PowerPoint notes on alternative energy sources. 13. Have the students turn and talk in their groups and come up with one type of fuel source that they think is the best and why.(tell the students to think back to previous lessons on coal and think about what we learned about coal)

C. Closure 1. Allow teams to share their answers. 2. Give the students the rest of the class period to work on their coal mining brochures. D. Accommodations/Differentiation: 1. Vision impaired student- will get larger power point handout.

E. Assessment/Evaluation Plan 1. Formative: Graphic organizer 2. Summative: N/A

V. Reflective Response A. Report of Students Performance in Terms of Stated Objectives (after lesson is taught)

Remediation Plan

B. Personal Reflection

Could I change anything for next time?

Did the students understand the brochure activity?

VI. Resources http://www.worldcoal.org/coal/uses-of-coal/

hhttp://homeguides.sfgate.com/positive-negative-wind-energy78719.htmlttp://energy.gov/eere/wind/inside-wind-turbine-0 http://www.renewableenergyworld.com/rea/tech/hydropower
http://energyinformative.org/solar-energy-pros-and-cons/#intermittent http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/how-does-solar-power-work/