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# KUTZTOWN UNIVERSITY ELEMENTARY EDUCATION DEPARTMENT LESSON PLAN FORMAT

## Date: Coop. Initials

2/23/2014

Subject or Topic:

Measuring Matter

Section

STANDARD: 2.3.3.B: Identify a measurable characteristic of an object, select an appropriate standard or non-standard unit of measure and tool, and determine the measurement to a specified level of accuracy. (Math standard) I. Performance Objectives (Learning Outcomes): The 3rd grade students will be able to measure matter in its various states using scales and weights. II. Instructional Materials Apple Toy Car Container of Milk Empty Container of Milk Shoe Chalk Board Eraser 5 Balance Scales 5 Rulers 5 Tape Measures The Scoop About Measuring Matter by Tracy Nelson Maurer Guided Notes Prezi Presentation Student Weight Charts III. Subject Matter/Content (prerequisite skills, key vocabulary, big idea) A. Prerequisite Skills 1. Understanding of matter 2. Estimation B. Key Vocabulary

1. Weight the amount of matter in an object 2. Volume the amount of space that an object takes up 3. Balance Scale Scale used to weigh objects based on balancing 2 sides 4. Grams unit of measure in the metric system 5. Pounds unit of weight measure in the English system C. Big Idea : Measuring matter using scales and weights Understanding the property of Matter having Mass and being measurable D. Content IV. Implementation A. Introduction 1. Show the students the cover over the book, tell them what the title is and have them make predictions. 2. Ask the students if they have ever been measured? 3. Read the students The Scoop About Measuring Matter by Tracy Nelson Maurer 4. Have the students ask questions at the end of the reading about what they learned and what they think they will be doing today. 5. Dismiss the students to their desks. B. Development 1. Pass out the guided notes to the Prezi presentation about measuring matter 2. Present the Prezi presentation to the students. 3. When the presentation is over the students will have a chance to show off the new skills they just learned. 4. Present the students with 5 objects in the front of the classroom. 1) Apple 2) Toy car 3) Container of milk ( and empty container) 4) Shoe 5) Chalk board eraser 5. Have the students past around the objects to guess the weight. 6. Have a chart for the students to fill in their weight estimates 7. With a balance scale place an item in one side of the scale and work with the weight manipulatives to weight an item. 8. Have the students record the actual weight in their chart for the one item. 9. Tell the students that now its their turn to weight the objects. 10. Divide the students in to 4 groups. 11. Place a balance scale with weight manipulatives and one item at different stations around the room. 12. Have the students work at the stations for 4 minutes each working to weight the object.

13. Have the students record their weights in their charts before moving stations. 14. When the student have finished have them go back to their desks with their measurements 15. Go around the room taking the measurements that the students found and write them on the board in a chart that matches theirs. 16. Once all the students numbers are on the board, measure all the items in front of the whole classroom to make sure that everyone has accurate information. 17. Ask the students if their estimates we close or not, take a few volunteers to talk about their estimates. 18. Now ask the students if there is any other way that we could measure the items (matter). 19. Ask them if length can be measured, or width, see if the students can come up with any other ways to measure the items. 20. Have the students go back to the stations and this time give them rulers or tape measures and see if they can measure the items in another way. 21. Have the students record the new measurements for the items, have the students work through the stations spending about 3 minutes at each station. 22. Have the students come back to their seats and have a volunteer from each group tell one objects measurement. 23. When the students give their measurements, check them with a ruler or tape measure and ask if any other students got that measurement. 24. Collect the students charts to be graded. C. Closure 1. Go around the classroom and have the students state one fact that they learned today. 2. Make down their responses on a class list. 3. Tell the class that their unit test will cover all the information from the past 5 lessons and that they should study their guided notes as well as their activities. D. Accommodations/Differentiation 1) For students with disabilities I would have pre made notes. I would also cut down on the amount of items to be measured or place them in a group I knew they worked well with. I would also make sure their placement on the rug was conducive to learning.

E. Assessment/Evaluation Plan Formative Collect the charts from weight inquiry and mark off student participation in class list.

Summative V. Reflective Response A. Report of Students Performance in Terms of Stated Objectives (after lesson is taught) Remediation Plan B. Personal Reflection VI. Resources Prezi Presentation: http://prezi.com/eqwfgjepaemf/?utm_campaign=share&utm_medium=cop y&rc=ex0share Book: The Scoop about Measuring Matter by Tracy Nelson Maurer