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Appendix 1

LESSON PLAN
SCHOOL OF EDUCATION

LESSON ORGANISATION
Year Level: Year 9
Date:31/05/2016

Students Prior Knowledge:

Time: 6:30pm-7:00pm

Students have an understanding of


interdependent organisms living together.

Strand/Topic from the Australian Curriculum

SU: BS: (ACSSU176)


SHE: NDS: (ACSHE157)
SHE: UIS: (ACSHE228)

Understand and explain human activities that


impact the environment.

Students can describe how energy flows


through an ecosystem.

Students can formulate hypotheses and use


scientific experiments to prove/disprove these
hypotheses.

Learning Area: Science: Biology

General Capabilities (that may potentially be covered in the lesson)


Critical and
Literacy
Numeracy
ICT
competence

creative thinking

Cross-curriculum priorities (may be addressed in the lesson)


Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander
histories and cultures
Proficiencies:(Mathematics only)

Ethical
behaviour

Personal and
Social
competence

Intercultural
understanding

N/A

Asia and Australias engagement with Asia

Sustainability

N/A

Lesson Objectives (i.e. anticipated outcomes of this lesson, in point form beginning with an action verb)
As a result of this lesson, students will be able to:
- 1. Identify the key parts of an ecosystem for surveying.
- 2. Describe how human activity can impact an ecosystem.
- 3. Create a mind map to display factors affecting ecosystems and human activity.
Teachers Prior Preparation/Organisation:

Create Weebly with embedded ICT tools.


Create Webquest for student directed learning.
Organise groups of students to work effectively.

Provision for students at educational risk:


Student with vision impairment requires seating close
to whiteboard and magnification equipment for viewing
task.
Student with ADD/ADHD to be directed to follow steps
outlined on Weebly page.
Use picture cues for students who are still struggling
with reading.

LESSON EVALUATION (to be completed AFTER the lesson)


Assessment of Lesson Objective and Suggestions for Improvement:
A checklist will be used to determine:
Students display lesson objectives through completion of group mind map at end of lesson.
Students can describe human activities that impact ecosystems.
Students can work collaboratively to research impacts of logging on ecosystems.
Teacher self-reflection and self-evaluation:
Anecdotal notes will be kept on:
Were the students interested in the lesson that you presented them with?
Did each student participate?
Were all objectives met?
What aspects of the lesson did the students complete?
How can this be improved?
[OFFICIAL USE ONLY] Comments by classroom teacher, HOPP, supervisor:

LESSON DELIVERY (attach worksheets, examples, marking key, etc, as relevant)


Time
6:30pm

Motivation and Introduction:

Resources

1. Students will make their way into class and log onto computers.
2. Teacher to outline lesson objectives and direct students to first activity.

Weebly website for


student Webquest.

Lesson Steps (Lesson content, structure, strategies & Key Questions):


3. Answer Garden: Students are directed to log onto Answer Garden and
begin brainstorming current/previous knowledge about ecosystems
and human impact. Teacher to prompt students as necessary and
encourage participation from all students. Teacher to summarise
brainstorm and clarify any identifiable misconceptions before moving
on.
4. Scootle: In groups of 3, students are to access the Scootle link on the
Weebly page to participate in the Logging activity. One student in each
group needs to be selected as scribe to take notes on what the group
learns throughout the activity. These notes will be used to contribute to
the class mind map later in the lesson.

6:50pm

Answer Garden
embedded link on
class Weebly page.

Scootle embedded link


on class Weebly page.

5. Coggle: Continuing in their groups, students are directed to log onto


the collaborative Coggle and begin adding to the mind map with new
information and links they have discovered. Teacher to move
throughout the class and assist students as required.
Lesson Closure:(Review lesson objectives with students)
1. Teacher to save Coggle for formative assessment marking.

7:00pm

Review: (Were the lesson objectives met? How will these be judged?)
Open forum for ICT students to discuss lesson and ask any questions.