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Unit: Ocean Floor

Day 1 Date: 12/5


Standards of Learning: 5.6 The student will investigate and understand
characteristics of the ocean environment. Key concepts include
a) Geological characteristics
b) Physical characteristics
c) Ecological characteristics

Vocabulary: continental shelf, continental slope, continental rise, trenches, island, abyssal
plains, seamount
Plan
O Criteria: The student will be able to identify and describe the major Blooms:
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geological features of the ocean floor Remembering
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e Behavior: The students will do this by making connections between the XUnderstanding
c video, their science textbooks, and teacher supplied notes. XApplying
t Assessment: The teacher will assess the students student sides with Analyzing
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anecdotal notes in preparation for more in-depth teaching tomorrow. Evaluating
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e Creating
E Important features of the ocean floor near the continents are Materials:
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the continental shelf, the continental slope, and the continental PowerPoint
e rise. These areas are covered with thick layers of sediments X Notes
n (sand, mud, rocks). Worksheet
t The depth of the ocean varies. Ocean trenches are very deep,
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Manipulatives
and the continental shelf is relatively shallow Centers
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l TSWBAT create and interpret a model of the ocean floor and Assessment
label and describe each of the major features
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K TSWBAT research and describe the variation in depths associated
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with ocean features, including the continental shelf, slope, rise,
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A Differentiation:
c Tier 1/2/3 student sides
Mini Lesson: The teacher will show the students the following video
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i while pointing out the ocean zones, geological features and sonar
v https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8101vCjM7nY&t=62s Enrichment:
i Tier 1,2,3 student sides
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Independent: The students will complete their differentiated student
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e side. Some students will need access to the science textbook.
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A Notes/Reflection:
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e Formative Checklist Exit Ticket
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Unit:
Day 2 Date: 12/6
Standards of Learning: 5.6 The student will investigate and understand
characteristics of the ocean environment. Key concepts include
d) Geological characteristics
e) Physical characteristics
f) Ecological characteristics
Vocabulary: continental shelf, continental slope, continental rise, ocean trenches, mid-
ocean island, ridge abyssal plains, seamount, island, submersible
Plan
O Criteria: The student will be able to identify and describe the major Blooms:
b
geological features of the ocean floor X Remembering
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e Behavior: The students will do this by making connections between the X Understanding
c video, their science textbooks, and teacher supplied notes and by creating a Applying
t blueprint design of the ocean floor. Analyzing
i Assessment: The teacher will assess the students formative assessment
v Evaluating
e XCreating
E Important features of the ocean floor near the continents are the Materials:
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continental shelf, the continental slope, and the continental rise. X PowerPoint: i drive
n These areas are covered with thick layers of sediments (sand, mud, or google
t rocks). Notes
ia The depth of the ocean varies. Ocean trenches are very deep, and
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Worksheet
the continental shelf is relatively shallow Manipulatives
K TSWBAT create and interpret a model of the ocean floor and label Centers
n and describe each of the major features X Assessment
o TSWBAT research and describe the variation in depths associated with
w X Other: Core
ocean features, including the continental shelf, slope, rise, the abyssal
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d plain, and ocean trenches.
background planning
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Differentiation:
Mini Lesson: Small group assessments
The teacher will use the flipchart to teach the details of each geological Read aloud assessments
ocean feature. The students will have their teacher sides open to reference Dictionary
during this whole group discussion.
A Teacher will read the background information for the Ocean Floor Core
Enrichment:
ct Experience
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vi Independent: Students will work with a group of 3-4 other students to begin
t preparing for their STEM activity tomorrow. The students must choose their materials,
ie and draw blueprint designs of their ocean floor model.
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Digital: The students may use iPads or laptops to further research ocean floor
diagrams

Evaluation: The students will complete a formative assessment with their level of
understanding
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ss X Formative Checklist Exit Ticket
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ss Summative Interactive Achievement Anecdotal Notes
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Unit:
Day 3 Date: 12/7
Standards of Learning: 5.6 The student will investigate and understand
characteristics of the ocean environment. Key concepts include
g) Geological characteristics
h) Physical characteristics
i) Ecological characteristics

Vocabulary: continental shelf, continental slope, continental rise, ocean trenches, mid-
ocean island, ridge abyssal plains, seamount, island, submersible

Plan
O Criteria: The students will create a model of the ocean floor using STEM Blooms:
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competencies Remembering
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e Behavior: The students will create this model by using their blueprint from XUnderstanding
c yesterdays lesson, their STEM worksheet and STEM materials XApplying
t Assessment: The teacher will assess the students final products. Analyzing
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v Evaluating
e XCreating
E Important features of the ocean floor near the continents are the Materials:
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continental shelf, the continental slope, and the continental rise. These PowerPoint
e areas are covered with thick layers of sediments (sand, mud, rocks). Notes
n The depth of the ocean varies. Ocean trenches are very deep, and the XWorksheet
t continental shelf is relatively shallow
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Manipulatives
TSWBAT create and interpret a model of the ocean floor and label Centers
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l and describe each of the major features Assessment
TSWBAT research and describe the variation in depths associated with
XOther: STEM
K ocean features, including the continental shelf, slope, rise, the abyssal
n Materials
plain, and ocean trenches.
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Differentiation:
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c Mini Lesson: The teacher will use the Core Experience Lesson to introduce the
t Ocean Floor STEM activity
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Independent: The students will work in their groups to create a model of the
t ocean floor. While creating their ocean floor models, the students will follow
i along with their STEM worksheet filling it out as needed.
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Evaluation: The students will share their ocean floor models with the class
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Unit:
Day 4 Date: 12/8
Standards of Learning: 5.6 The student will investigate and understand
characteristics of the ocean environment. Key concepts include
j) Geological characteristics
k) Physical characteristics
l) Ecological characteristics

Vocabulary: continental shelf, continental slope, continental rise, ocean trenches, mid-
ocean island, ridge abyssal plains, seamount, island, submersible

Plan
O Criteria: The student will be able to identify and describe the major Blooms:
b
geological features of the ocean floor XRemembering
j
e Behavior: The students will do this by making connections between the Understanding
c video, their science textbooks, and teacher supplied notes and by creating XApplying
t a blueprint design of the ocean floor. XAnalyzing
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Assessment: The teacher will assess the students summative assessment Evaluating
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e Creating
E Important features of the ocean floor near the continents are the Materials:
ss
e
continental shelf, the continental slope, and the continental rise. PowerPoint
n These areas are covered with thick layers of sediments (sand, mud, Notes
t rocks). Worksheet
i The depth of the ocean varies. Ocean trenches are very deep, and
a
Manipulatives
the continental shelf is relatively shallow Centers
l
TSWBAT create and interpret a model of the ocean floor and label XAssessment
K and describe each of the major features
Other:
n TSWBAT research and describe the variation in depths associated
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with ocean features, including the continental shelf, slope, rise, the
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l abyssal plain, and ocean trenches.
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Differentiation:
A Read Aloud
c Small Group
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Dictionaries
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The students will complete their summative on the Ocean Floors
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t Enrichment:
i PowerTest:
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A Notes/Reflection:
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e Formative Checklist Exit Ticket
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m X Summative Interactive Achievement Anecdotal Notes
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n Rubric Other:
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