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STEP 2 - Lesson Plan Rough Draft

Submitted Lesson Plan should include the following:


Names of UALRTeach Students
: Amber Butte and Amber Mitchell
Name of Mentor Teacher
:
Terri Phillips
School:
Pulaski Heights Middle School
Teaching Date:
Friday, March 6th
Time
:
4th Period (11:14-11:59)
Source of the Lesson
: (Name of kit and title/page number of activity.)
Loosely based off of
Thinking Inside the Box: Designing Plant Packages
State Standards Addressed
:
NS. 1. 8. 1. Justify conclusions based on appropriate and unbiased observations.
NS. 1. 7. 5. Communicate results and conclusions from scientific inquiry.
NS. 1. 8. 7. Communicate results and conclusions from scientific inquiry following peer review.
Specific Objectives
: The Students will be able to effectively brainstorm a redesign for a product which will reduce
excess packaging using the materials provided.
Materials List
:

Powerpoint (for class demonstration/discussion)


Redesign Worksheet (one per student)
Each group will get a package to redesign printed on their handout (1 for each group of 2 students)
Pencils (one per student)
Example of an over packaged product
Safety Considerations
:
Students will leave their product package samples on the desk at all times.

Lesson Plan

What I Will Do

What Student Will Do

Questions To Ask

Engagement

Show the students


several examples of
packaging.

Students will listen to


introduction and
compare/contrast
packaging types as a
class discussion

Does this product have


excess packaging?

Time: 5 Minutes
Introduce key terms to
students via power
point.

What are some ways


we could reduce the
excess?
Are there other
materials we could use
that would be more
sustainable?

Exploration
Time: 10 Minutes

Walk around class and


answer/ask questions
as students begin their
redesign

Redesign a product
with the goal of
reducing the amount
of packaging.

Why did you do ____?


How do your changes
affect the product?
If so, How?

Brainstorm ways to
redesign a package.

Explanation
Time: 10

Elaboration

Go around to groups
and listen/observe as
the students share
their redesigns with
other groups.

Students will swap


groups and share their
redesigns.

Ask questions of
students as they
rework their design.

Students will continue


their redesign of
product using
information from their
group discussion.

Time: 10 Minutes

Evaluation
Time: 0

Redesign worksheets
will be collected from
students for review.

Does your redesign


reduce waste?
Does your redesign
have any impact on
recycling?

Students will turn in


their worksheet filled
in with their redesign
and explanation.

Did your peers have


any helpful hints?
Did your peers and
yourself make similar
changes?