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SINGLE SUBJECT CREDENTIAL PROGRAM

SCIENCE LESSON PLAN


TEMPLATE Revised 4.15
For directions on how to complete this form, see EDSC Lesson Plan Directions and Scoring Guide in the SSCP Handbook at
www.sscphandbook.org.

Name CWID Subject Area


Robinne Ponty, Corey Eckhart, Ryan
894838184, 802803361, 805769858 Physics
Marasco
Class Title Lesson Title Unit Title Grade Levels Total Minutes
Physics The Density of Earth Sinking Houses! 9th-11th 275 (5 days)
STANDARDS AND LESSON OBJECTIVES
Next Generation Science Standards Common Core State Standard Connections
9th -12th Grades - Chemistry - 2. Chemical Bonds - d.
HS-PS1-3 - Plan and conduct an investigation to gather
Students know the atoms and molecules in liquids move
evidence to compare the structure of substances at the
in a random pattern relative to one another because the
bulk scale to infer the strength of electrical forces
intermolecular forces are too weak to hold the atoms or
between particles.
molecules in a solid form.
Lesson Objective(s) Evidence
In this lesson, students will be able to:
Describe the effects that decreasing or
increasing mass of a building have to its overall
stability. Students will produce a lab report of their analysis of their
Identify and compare the molecular and observations in the quicksand at different conditions.
visible structures of something that is more dense They also modify their model to include their model of
compared to something that is less dense. mass and density in why the houses sink into the ground.
Produce and defend arguments that
explain how the mass and density of the earth to
refine their model on how houses are sinking.
STUDENT ASSESSMENT
Purpose/Focus of
Type Implementation Feedback Strategy How Informs Teaching
Assessment
EL The purpose of the EL The anticipatory set EL students will receive Both the oral and written
assessment is to support video and accompanying informal verbal feedback development of EL
the EL students oral and teacher guided from the teacher learners academic
writing skills while questioning will allow the throughout the content language and
developing academic teacher to informally anticipatory set portion vocabulary is necessary
content language and assess the EL students of the lesson by teacher to address both
vocabulary throughout ability to utilize modeling and repeating dynamics of learning how
the lesson activities and academic language and of their responses using to use academic content
assessments. The vocabulary in their the academic content language and vocabulary
teacher will utilize formal responses. Throughout language and to support assertions,
and informal methods of the lab activity, the vocabulary. Feedback and defend scientific
assessment and teacher will verbally given during the lab positions. Informally
feedback to determine question the student to activity will include assessing the student
the necessary support elicit their use of the teacher modeling of during the beginning
elements that will academic vocabulary academic content allows the teacher to
develop the students and language while language and vocabulary model particular
specific linguistic participating in the when describing the vocabulary and usage
challenge areas. Through hands-on activity (Ex. events that are prior to the lab activity
continually on-going How does the house occurring. Formal and written report
assessment, feedback, interact with the ground feedback will be given to allowing the student to
and modification, the EL beneath it?). At the end students through their utilize what theyve
student will be able to of the lesson, the completed lab report. learned in their formal
demonstrate an teacher will formally The teacher will include report. Reviewing their
increasing ability to assess the EL students ideas and comments on progress through the
master the use of progress through the use utilization of academic written lab report informs
content language and of the lab report and content language and the teacher on whether
vocabulary through notate any areas that the vocabulary when their modeling of
teacher modeling and student needs assessing and giving academic content
scaffolding of the improvement with when feedback for their language and vocabulary
structure and use of using academic content written lab report. was the appropriate
academic content
language and support tool for their
language and
vocabulary.. challenges.
vocabulary.
The SSN students will
receive feedback orally
during the anticipatory
set and group activities.
After using probing
By utilizing the IEP or
questions to determine
504 plan to determine
the student's proficiency
The purpose of focus and necessary support
level with academic
assessment of special measures for the SSN
content and language,
needs students is to Students with an IEP or student, the teacher is
the teacher will give oral
determine what 504 plan will receive informed of what the
feedback using teacher
challenges the student support guided by their student has difficulty
modeling of the content
faces in acquiring the plan. Support for the achieving and what
and language. Feedback
academic content and SSN student varies support and scaffolding
given during the lab
language necessary to greatly depending on need to take place for
activity will include
develop their science their specific challenges, the student to succeed in
teacher modeling of
SSN skills and abilities. The however they will be developing their
academic content
SSN student will be able both informally and academic content and
language and vocabulary
to, with the support of formally assessed language skills. The
when describing the
the teacher, make claims throughout the lesson for teacher will utilize this
events that are
using reasoning and academic content and information when
occurring. Formal
supporting it with language development choosing probing
feedback will be given to
evidence all while through the use of oral questions, and when
the SSN student through
utilizing academic and written feedback. determining the most
their completed lab
content language and appropriate time to
report. The teacher will
vocabulary. assess the SSN student
include ideas and
during the process or
comments on utilization
activity.
of academic content
language and vocabulary
when assessing and
giving feedback for their
written lab report.
FOCUS OF INSTRUCTION
Instructional Strategies
- Think/Pair/Share - In strategy, students will think individually on a question or problem, then get into pairs or
groups depending on class size in order to discuss their ideas. After conversing with their partner or group about
possible answers or responses to the question or problem, the group shares their response with the teacher and rest of
the class.
- Poster of Models - Here, the students will be required to create posters of their ideas on why a house sinks
beneath the Earth. Here, they will have to design a presentation where they will collaboratively give all the factors for
house sinking beneath the ground. They will be required to provide evidence and labels for the factors that they
identify in their groups. The students will also have to create graphics that will fully demonstrate and reflect their
model of a house sinking.
- Presentation - At the end of making these posters, the students will be expected to present these poster and their
own ideas as to why the house sinks to the entire class. This presentation, will be aided by the poster, but they will
have to also present the evidence and reasoning. Students will also be expected to use CALPs to present the order and
factors for a house sinking beneath the ground..
Lesson Introduction/Anticipatory Set
Time Teacher Does Student Does
1 Day Teacher will begin the day by
showing students the following video in order Student will watch the videos and
to raise their interests in the weeks topic: take note of certain factors such as the trees,
https://www.youtube.com/watch? grass, etc.
v=0OoEYsfOcYs Students will then get into groups
After viewing, the teacher asks the and begin listing some of the concerns that
students to get into groups and list some of they saw in the video. Student will compose
the concerns that were addressed in the these lists together and choose the most
video, teacher will list these on the board. common ones to go up onto the board.
(15 minutes with timer) The Students will choose a
The teacher will then ask what is the representative so that they can share their
most pressing questions that they have from mini-list to make the class list, it may be
the video that they would like to explore during this time that the group will have to
more about. (15 minutes with timer) argue on why their point is different or why
After the questions have been their point deserves a place on the board.
recorded for about, the teacher will then go During this time, the student will
have the opportunity to ask pressing
questions that they have, especially why
over the lab protocols for the next day, saturation connects to the anchoring
mainly the ideas to be explored, equipment phenomenon of houses sinking into the
used, and safety procedures to be followed. earth. These will be recorded so that
Teacher will allow for the students to students can look at them for planning their
design the experiment for the next day experiments..
around their question with a lab group (pre Students will then use the protocols
selected), this will be their exit ticket and design their experiment for the next
day, specifically, what they plan to test

Lesson Body
Time Teacher Does Student Does

The teacher has the students get


into groups of 3-4 and reminds them of the
lab they will be performing during class. The
students are told to divide the tasks between
group members.
The teacher passes out the lab
packet while informing students that they
will be conducting a lab that determines how
much water concentration a certain sample
of soil is needed for sinking to occur. The
teacher shows the students the 4 different
types of soil available to test: sand, silt, dirt
found outside of the school building, and
The students get into their groups
clay. The students are told that each group
that have been assigned to them by the
will choose two different soil samples (1 Liter
teacher.
of each sample) to test and that among the
The students organize group
class, all soil samples will be tested by a
members to getting the required materials
number of groups.
for the lab: 1 liter of two types of soil, 1 liter
The teacher shows the students the
of water, a 2 liter bowl with vertical sides, a
procedure for the lab and starts by filling a
cylindrical 250g mass, and a 500 mL
large, clear (2L) bowl with 1 liter of a random
graduated cylinder.
soil. The students are told they will add
Students arrange their materials and
3 Days water slowly to this soil and observe if the
begin their observations and data collection.
250g mass sinks into the soil when a
The students respond to the
sufficient amount of water has been added.
teachers questions as they get to the group.
The teacher explains that they will add water
During the second circulation by the
in 100 mL increments and observe what the
teacher, the students respond to the teacher
mass does.
and connect the lab results to the anchoring
The teacher then quickly goes over
phenomenon. They elaborate on their
specific safety concerns again before letting
original hypothesis by reasoning new
the students go on their own to set up their
conclusions based on their new information
lab and record their observations and data.
received during this lab.
While students set up and complete
the lab, the teacher circulates around the
room a couple times to check student
progress.
Once students are in full swing of the
lab, the teacher sits down with groups one at
a time and asks questions that relate to the
lab and their observations.
On the second pass through the
room, the teacher inquires to students about
how the lab observations and results might
be able to better explain the anchoring
phenomenon.

Lesson Closure
Time Teacher Does Student Does
1 day Students contribute responses to the
The teacher brings the students questions posed by the teacher, as well as
attention back to the front of the class and discuss with one another during the think-
elicits responses from individual students pair-share activity prompts.
regarding their results and observations from Students produce refined hypothesis
the lab investigation. and models of how a home may sink into the
The teacher prompts students to
discuss student hypothesis in a think-pair-
share style activity to further explain the
original anchoring phenomenon of houses ground.
sinking into the ground. This is an active
refinement of their original model

Instructional Materials, Equipment, and Multimedia


Multimedia
- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0OoEYsfOcYs
Lab Materials
- Lab Report Packet (see below)
- Four soil types: sand, silt, clay, dirt (collected from outside the school building)
- Large, clear, 2 liter bowls with vertical walls.
- Graduated cylinders (500mL)
- 1 Liter of water (per group)
- Nitrile gloves
- Cylindrical 250g masses
Co-Teaching Strategies

DIFFERENTIATION
English Learners Striving Readers Students with Special Advanced Students
Needs
In this lesson, the students It should be noted that For student with special For advanced students, this
will have several guides while the lab does not rely needs, it should be noted lab presents a great
that will guide them on heavy reading, there is that before anything, their opportunity to present
through the epistemic still the need to read IEP needs to be considered higher level questions that
practice of investigation. At certain instructions for the and followed so that they they can test and verify.
the start of the lesson, lab and the lab packet that may be able to enjoy the Despite their speed of
before they have the will be used throughout the lesson. During the intro of processing and ability to
opportunity to discuss the week below. At the the lesson, the students make connections, it should
effects of saturation in soil, beginning of the lesson, the should have the be emphasized that taking
especially for humans and student will be watching a opportunity to discuss and down their data and
the environment, they will video to introduce them to revise their ideas on completing the lab packet
be given a chance to the concept of groundwater groundwater. They will have will be important so that
discuss their ideas with a saturation and density. sentence frames and a others may understand
partner that is near or at They will then be asked to cooperative partner to help their results. It should be
the same level they are. In plan out their response, but them in this pursuit. The noted that these students
this manner, they have the will have the ability to use teacher will also be should be paired with each
opportunity to participate a sentence frame. In this available at this time so other so that they do not
in the fact that they have manner, they will be able to that the student will be able frustrate the other students
the chance to plan, discuss, plan out what they say, but to ask questions and get and vice versa. These
and revise their argument the teacher should be more more help as needed. students should also have
before they put it before than able to help them with During the lab, the student constant contact with the
the class. this part, especially in the will receive comprehensible teacher, especially in the
During the lab, the course of using academic input so that the directions fact that they can ask
students will have vocabulary. Also, there will for the lab as well as the questions about
instruction given to them in be the opportunity to refine lab packet is clear to them inconsistencies and future
multiple mediums such as this response through the and that they will have the ideas that can be done in
writing, vocally, and medium of speaking to opportunity to participate in the classroom.
possibly using gestures or other students and probing their groups. It should be
live objects. During the questions from the teacher, mentioned that the groups
course of the lab, the allowing the students to that these students are
students will be guide by have a successful intro to with are capable of helping
the lab packet, in which the lesson. It should be the student when
they will be able to noted that in terms of the necessary. The teacher
organize their thinking and lab, the lab instructions will should also be available for
describe their observations be posted everywhere, any questions or assistance
so that they may be able to repeated constantly, and that the student might
put forth their arguments given comprehensible input need. In this manner, the
(hypothesis and support) (such as drawings or videos students affective filter is
more fully). This will also of the actions). For the lab reduced and the student is
help them in writing the full packet, the teacher will see able to know what to do.
lab report. This full lab to it that the student has The arguments developed
report will also be assisted lab partners that are will be used later on so that
by the word wall in the cooperative and are able to the student is able to make
classroom and also giving help with the reading of a clear connection between
sentence frames for the
directions. sentence frames
student, allowing them to
are also in the packet to
write Tier II and Tier III
help the student properly
academic vocabulary.
respond. Finally, the
Finally, when the students
teacher will be on hand to
have made their
read anything as need be. the lab and the anchoring
arguments, the lab report
It should be noted that at phenomena.
will also help with the
this time, the packet should
connections between the
not be anything new, as the
lab and the essential
packet is a constant
question, mainly through
epistemic practice used in
organization and the use of
the class.
sentence frames.
REFLECTION: SUMMARY, RATIONALE, AND IMPLEMENTATION

Individual Lab Report Final Draft:

Problem: State the problem that was investigated in the lab. Do not forget to mention the
independent, dependent, and control variables
The problem that was investigated in this lab is ..
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Background information: One paragraph 3-5 sentences about what information is already known
about the problem and what was research by other scientists:

In my research, I found out that_______________________________________________________


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Hypothesis: State your predictions or solutions to the problem

If_______________________________________________________________________________,

then_____________________________________________________________________________

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Materials: All materials in the experiment are listed:

1. 6.

2. 7.

3. 8.

4. 9.

5. 10.

Procedure:
Procedure: Step by step directions that are Observations: What is
descriptive enough for the experiment to be happening during the lab that
performed by someone else. you can see

Results:

Data Tables: Do not forget to write units and labels


Graph: Label all Axes and include a Legend.
Conclusion:

Using the data write if you accept or reject your hypothesis on this part of the anchoring phenomena

based on what you have just seen in the lab. Make sure to mention trends in the data and sources of

error in your explanation and what these might mean for the anchoring phenomena.
I currently accept/reject my hypothesis because__________________________________________

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Rubric

The following rubric is for lab report, and covers what is expected from the students as
they are filling out and exploring this lab. As this lab is considered a formative activity, it
should be noted that the students are still developing their ideas a to why houses sink
beneath the ground. Therefore, the content of the lab is not graded as heavily as the
evidence of student thinking.

Criteria Yes (2) Incomplete (1) None (0)

Does the student


clearly state what
they wish to study
in the following lab?

Does the student


presents a
hypothesis
supported with
evidence that
reflects their
previous research?

Does the student


record their
observations?
Particularly those
that could affect
their hypothesis?

Does the student


chart and process
their data in an
effective way that
they can use as
evidence for or
against their
hypothesis?

Does the student


support or disavow
their hypothesis
using evidence and
data from the lab?