Lesson plan for: Science Unit 2 Lesson 9 part 2: Resource Use

Date: 2/22/16
Benchmarks/Core Standards
 E.ES.03.41 - Identify natural resources (metals, fuels, fresh water,
fertile soil, and forests).
 E.ES.03.42 - Classify renewable (fresh water, fertile soil, forests)
and non-renewable (fuels, metals) resources.3
 E.ES.03.43 - Describe ways humans are protecting, extending,
and restoring resources (recycle, reuse, reduce, renewal).
 E.ES.03.44 - Recognize that paper, metal, glass, and some
plastics can be recycled.
 E.ES.03.51 - Describe ways humans are dependent on the
natural environment (forests, water, clean air, Earth materials)
and constructed environments (homes, neighborhoods, shopping
malls, factories, and industry).
 E.ES.03.52 - Describe helpful or harmful effects of humans on the
environment (garbage, habitat destruction, land management,
renewable, and non-renewable resources).
 E.SE.03.31 - Identify Earth materials used to construct some
common objects (bricks, buildings, roads, glass).
Objective for this lesson:
Students will be able to…
 Describe ways in which humans alter the environment in their
choices of resource use and resource development.
 Describe ways humans are protecting, extending, and restoring
resources. Plan and conduct an investigation that clean an oil
spill using a model.
Anticipatory Set:
 Show the BrainPopJr video on Reduce, reuse, and recycle.
Direct Instruction:
1. Explain that students will be learning how to clean up an oil spill.
2. Have them fill out their student journal to make predictions.
Guided Practice:
1. Divide the class into groups of 4 students. The oil will be
contained in the pie pans and that a variety of materials will be
available for students to use to clean the oil from the water.
2. Pour 1 cup of water into the pie pan. Place one rock and a piece
of leaf matter into the pie pan. Simulate the oil spill by pouring ¼
cup of oil onto the water. Ask: What is happening to the leaves,
rock, and water as the oil spreads out?

3. Show the students the graduated cylinder. They will start with 1
cup of water.
 Students will reflect in their student journals if time permits.
Independent Practice:
 Students will get to experiment with cleaning an oil spill, as well
as observe and reflect in their student journals.
Materials Required:
For each group of 4:
1 pie pan, 9"
1 small rock (from class collection)
2 pipe cleaners
2 clear plastic cups, 9 oz.
1 graduated cylinder
1 plastic spoon
1 small sponge
yarn, 1 meter
6 cotton balls
1 pipette (disposable)
2 coffee filters
1 index card, 5" x 8"
For the class:
8 tsp. black tempera paint
2 cups vegetable oil
1 measuring cup
Teacher provides:
leafy carrot or celery tops or lettuce leaves
white construction paper
chart paper, 8 pieces
1 gallon milk jug
 Students will be evaluated on their responses in their student