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Lesson Plan Template


TOPIC
Name
Subject
Grade Level
Date/Duration
Big Ideas
Essential
Questions
PA/Common
Core/Standards

Objective
Bloom's
Taxonomy
Webb's Depth of
Knowledge
(DOK)
Formative &
Summative
Assessment
Evidence

DETAILS
Joey Alessandro
Science
3rd Grade
30-45 minutes
Different states of matter have different characteristics
and properties.
What are the three states of matter?
What are the characteristics of the states of matter?

S3.C.1.1.1 Describe matter in terms of its observable


properties (e.g., weight, mass, shape, size, color,
texture, state).
S3.C.1.1.2 Classify matter using observable physical
properties (e.g., weight, mass, shape, size, color,
texture, state).
S3.C.1.1.3 Classify a substance as a solid, liquid, or gas.

Students will be able to verbally identify the three


states of matter through discussion.
Students will be able to verbally describe the different
states of matter through discussion.

ISTE Standards
for Students

Framework for
21st Century
Learning
Accommodation
s, Modifications

Matching worksheet that has pictures to match with the


states of matter.
Walk around and check how students are doing
identifying different states of matter.
Ask questions about different states of matter.
Ask questions about properties of matter at the end of
class.
Bulletin board activity
Environmental Awareness
Little paragraph about how it meets this

The bulletin will be set up close to his seat.


Isles are clear and set up so there is more than enough
space for him to maneuver through them.
Convert the worksheet to the iPad for the student with
CP so he will be able to simply touch to match the
objects and states of matter opposed to draw lines to

CK

match.
SUPERVISING
TEACHERS
SIGNATURE

Seton Hill University Lesson Plan Template Step-by-Step


Procedures
RATIONALE for
the Learning
Plan
Introduction

Explicit
Instructions

Lesson
Procedure

CK
Activating Prior Knowledge
Ask them what the three states of matter and discuss
them.

Hook/Lead-In/Anticipatory Set
I will give the students balloons filled with a solid object,
water, and air and let them describe characteristics of
each.

Big Idea Statement


There are three different states of matter (move to top
page)
They all have different characteristics that are unique
Essential Questions Statement
What do solids feel like?
What do liquids feel like?
What does a gas feel like?
Objective Statement
Students will be able to identify three states of matter
Students will be able to distinguish between the different
states of matter by matching 8 out of 10 of the objects
to the correct state of matter on the worksheet.
Transition
I will have students go from one activity to the next by
calling them by tables.
Key Vocabulary
Solid
Liquid
Gas
State of matter
PreAssessment of Students
KWL chart about the states of matter.
Modeling of the Concept
I will let the students see the different balloons and let
them describe the characteristics of each balloon.
Guiding the Practice
I will give the students a KWL chart about solids liquids
and gasses.

I will show the balloons to the students and ask them to


guess what is inside of each.
I will give the students the balloons to observe and feel.
I will ask them to describe what the balloons felt like.
I will discuss characteristics of solids, liquids, and
gasses.
We will watch a video on the different states of matter.
I will give the students pictures to put up on the
interactive bulletin and they will be able to put pictures
up.
Students will individually work on the matching sheet
and match the pictures with the states of matter.
We will then discuss the activities and states of matter.
Providing the Independent Practice
Students will complete the matching worksheet
independently.
Transition
I will have students go from one activity to the next by
calling them by tables.
Reading
Interactive bulletin
Materials
Computer
Technology
Balloons
Equipment
Video
Supplies
Worksheet

Evaluation of
Formal Evaluation
the
Students will be evaluated on how well the worksheet is
Learning/Master
completed.
y of the
Informal Evaluation
Concept
I will ask the students questions about the
characteristics of the states of matter.
Observe them completing the bulletin.
Closure
Summary & Review of the Learning
We will discuss characteristics of the states of matter
and also what they liked or disliked about the lesson.
Homework/Assignments
Matching worksheet
Teacher

Self-reflection