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Lesson Plan Template ED 3501 (Version C)

Lesson
Title/Focus

Fair Testing

Date

Dec.1

Subject/Gra
de Level

Grade 3 Science

Time
Duratio
n

30 minutes

Unit

Topic C: Testing Materials and Designs

Teacher

Miss Powell

OUTCOMES FROM ALBERTA PROGRAM OF STUDIES


General
Learning
Outcomes:
Specific
Learning
Outcomes:

38 Evaluate the suitability of different


materials and designs for their use in a
building task.
5. Apply procedures to test different designs.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES
Students will:
1. Develop an understanding about the methods that need to be put in place in order to develop
a fair test

ASSESSMENTS
Key Questions:
Products/Performan
ces:

What is a fair test


Unfair test simulation & gummy bear hypothesis sheet

LEARNING RESOURCES CONSULTED


Alberta POS
http://allfreeteacherresources.blogspot.com.au/
http://scienceforkidsblog.blogspot.ca/2013/06/gu
mmy-bear-science.html
Edmonton Public Schools Resource

MATERIALS AND EQUIPMENT

Pencils
Lined paper
Smart Board Slides
Gummy bears
Containers
Salt water, baking soda water, vinegar, and
water
Hypothesis sheets

PROCEDURE
Prior to lesson
Attention Grabber

- Lesson about folding a paper more than 7 times


Introduction
- Ask the students to clear off their desks
- Tell the students that we are going to be doing a activity and
that they need to copy the information off of the smart board
- hand out lined paper and paper of various sizes
- instruct the students that they must use the pencils that I
have given them
- turn two students around so they have to look behind to copy
off the board
- Put up smart board slide with the list and set a timer for two
minutes
- tell the students to start writing

Time

10
minutes

After the 2 minute timer goes off :


- Ask the students if they copied the entire list down
- Ask the students if it was a fair test
- Ask what could we change about the test to make it fair
Assessment of
Prior Knowledge
Advance
Organizer/Agenda

- Did the students understand that the test was not fair ?
- prepare pencils and gummy bear experiment materials

Adapted from a template created by Dr. K. Roscoe

Lesson Plan Template ED 3501 (Version C)


Transition to Body
Learning Activity
#1

- Now lets develop our own fair test


Body
Show Cows Moo Softly fair testing poster so based on what
we learned from the pencil exercise it is important to ensure
that you only change 1 thing when doing a test
Pull popsicle sticks to choose students to answer questions to
guide discussion
- In order to create a fair test what do we need to
remember? (reference CMS)
- If I wanted to see how a gummy bear changes in
vinegar, baking soda solution, salt water, and regular
water what would I need to do?
- What would I need to keep the same in the experiment
- The amount of liquid? The time they soak?
- What is the one thing we are changing in the experiment?
~ The solution

Time

15minutes

~have liquid premeasured in jars


-

Teacher Notes:
Assessments/
Differentiation

Consolidation of
Learning:
Sponge
Activity/Activities

Pull popsicle sticks and have students come and drop


gummy bears into the solutions

Hand out hypothesis sheet Explain that the students are


supposed to guess what solution will make the gummy bear
grow the largest.
- Students will draw how they think the gummy bear will react
to each solution
- Formative assessment ~ ask students to put their
thumbs up if they understand or thumbs down if they
dont
- Ask the students if they have any questions
Closure
- On Monday we will look at the results of our test to see what
solution made the gummy bears grow the largest

Time
5 minutes

- Students can brainstorm questions they have about building and testing
materials.

Adapted from a template created by Dr. K. Roscoe