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LESSONPLANTEMPLATE

YourName:RebeccaHamilton
TitleofLesson:Howcanweimprovetheamountofwaterwasted?
Grade:3
STANDARDS
Writing:
2. Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas and information clearly.
a. Introduce a topic and group related information together; include illustrations when useful to aiding
comprehension.
b. Develop the topic with facts, definitions, and details.
c. Use linking words and phrases (e.g., also, another, and, more, but) to connect ideas within categories of
information.
d. Provide a concluding statement or section.
(3.W.2)
Science:
Concept 3: Analysis and Conclusions
PO 2. Construct reasonable interpretations of the collected data based on formulated questions.
LESSONSUMMARY/OVERVIEW
This lesson will go into depth on the ways in which we can improve our water usage. We will go over various
ways that we waste water individually and as a whole and how to minimize it. Students will create a foldable
on the ways that they can save water either individually or as a whole. They will also write about why water
conservation is important on the back of the foldable.
OBJECTIVES
Studentswillbeabletolistanddescribefivedifferentwaysinwhichwecansavewaterbymakingafoldable
showingthiscontentwith100%accuracy.
ASSESSMENT/EVALUATION
Studentswillcreateafoldableofthedifferentwayswecansavewaterandwillwriteaparagraphontheback
aboutwhyitisimportanttosavewater.

Whatwaterwasteis
Howmuchwaterdowewaste
Whathappenstowastewater
Whohasaccesstocleanwater

Video
Foldable(premadebyteacher)
Pencil
Crayon/coloredpencils

Water
Waste
Conservation
Poverty

PREREQUISITEKNOWLEDGE

MATERIALS

VOCABULARY/KEYWORDS

Recycle
Reduce
Reuse

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TEACHINGPROCEDURES
Introducetopictothestudents
Remindstudentsofpreviouslessonsaboutwaterconservation
a. Gatherstudentsideasintobubblesonboard
b. Askstudentshowthesebubblesareconnected
c. Drawtheirconnections
Showstudentsthevideo
a. Gatherstudentsthoughtsabouttheiruseathome
Askstudentshowtheycansavewater
a. Createnewbubblemapofideas
Passoutthefoldabletoeachstudent
a. Instructstudentstowritetheirnameontheback
b. Instructstudentstowritedownfivewayswecansavewaterwithonebeingoneachflap
c. Instructstudentstodescribehowtheywillsavewaterbydoingthisinsidetheflap
d. Instructstudentstowritewhywaterconservationisimportantonthebackofthefoldable
Studentswillturninthefoldableastheireticket

RESOURCES
http://www.gracelinks.org/1297/howtosavewater
http://www.gracelinks.org/1299/aquaconservewater
WAYSOFTHINKINGCONNECTION
Thislessonisaboutstrategicthinkingbecausethestudentsaresubtlydevelopingaplanonhowtheycan
conservewater.Involvingthestudentsintheirownwaterusageandmakingthemawareoftheirownwaste
habitsallowsthemtothinkforthemselvesonhowtheycanimprove.Thestudentsareconstructingtheirown
learningandknowledgebyansweringthequestionsthatareprovidedbytheteacher.Theteacherisnot
givingthemtheansweronhowtoconservewater;sheisguidingthemtherethroughinquiry.