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Student Teacher Science Lesson Planning Template

Sample Science Lesson Plan – for observation

Date 15/3/2018 Student Hiya ibrahim

Time 9:25 to 10:10 School The First Academy School
MCT Garnel Desravins Class 3c
Lesson Soil science inquiry No of 28
unit/page Types of soil students
Context of the lesson
discover three main types of soil which are silt, clay and sand and determine the differences of their texture,
color and the places that the soil is taken from.
Teaching goal
make them aware that there are different types of soil and determine the differences between them.
Learning objectives
The students will be able to:
- observe and record the different characteristics and make logical guesses of each sample of soil.
-Determine the differences between the three types of soil.

Assumptions about prior learning ((what I think that they know and dont know about the lesson))

This lesson is a follow- up lesson from the soil profile lesson in which students discovered what the soil is
made of and that there is different types of soil. The students will use this previous knowledge to make
logical guesses about the soil samples.
Anticipated problems and possible solutions (( what problems may happen ? Technology issues,

Personal focus for this lesson (( for me to be more engage, smile more, my voice ))

Target language (( key words, terms, phrases)) Teacher language ((my lecture part, my language
soil, silt, clay, sand, humus, characteristics or I will be using appropriate language that match the
attributes, particles students level and comprehension. As well as I will
texture, smooth, rough, slippery. ask different type of questions. eg. Open & close
ended questions.

Main tasks or activities (( write phrases)) Resources and teaching aids

smart board, powerpoint, flash cards, 3 soil samples
for each group, magnifying glasses, recorder sheets
Consider these grouping strategies:((groups Consider where the children are working:
indivudal pairs)) in the class

Planning Stages Within the 5-E Inquiry Model

PURPOSE: of the engagement
 to convey the context of the lesson(s)/unit by conveying an important Key Question
 to engage students in investigations that reveal their thinking to themselves and the
 to record the initial ideas of students
 to engage their interest
Key Question:
what is soil?
Questions for whole group discussion:
What the soil made of?
How soil is formed?
What is the importance of the soil?
Materials: smart board, powerpoint
Teacher (( what they do in engagment in detail Student (( what they do in engagment in
Part 1”review”: detail))
In the begging of the lesson I will show the a - they will discuss in groups to give the answer.
picture of soil then I will start ask them review Possible answers:” soil is made of small pieces of
questions and have their brainstorm answers. The rocks, air, water, humus.” “the soil is formed by
questions are;What the soil made of? weathering.”
How soil is formed?
What is the importance of the soil?
Part 2:
After that I will show them a picture of three
types of soils and ask them are they the
same? - they will see the picture and think if they are the
Then I will show them a video to give them same or no and they will say the differences.
idea that there is different types of soil. - after the video they will say what the understood
from it.

Materials: 3 samples of soil for each group, mini booklets”the soil scientist booklet”, glues.
Activities (list) Driving Question
- Discover the 3 types of soil. - How the soils are different?
- what are the characteristics of each
Materials: “the soil scientist booklet” type of soil?
for each students, small boxes with
three types of soil '' clay, sand, silt''
for each group, glue and magnifying
Teacher Student
-First of all I will give the activity instructions and In this part the students will do a scientific inquiry
explain the activity as well as show them an where they will discover how the soils are
example. different.
- I will ask the group materials managers to come - The group's materials managers will take the
and take three small boxes of different types of needed materials and distribute them for the
soil and the mini booklets “the soil scientist group members.
booklet.” for each student. -Each group will have 3 samples of soil they
- I will remind them, the group who will will observe and feel it.
behave well and finish first will take points. - They will discuss together about the
- I will turn on the timer for 7 minutes. Then I characteristics of each type.
will walk around and guid them. -Then each student will record the
informations about each soil in the mini
booklet and also they will take a small
amount of soil and stick it in the booklet.

Teacher: Student
I will ask them questions that are related to what the group speakers will explain the group
they have observed and ask them to explain what findings and describe how the soils are
they have found out. different in size, texture and color.

Materials: 3 bottles with different soils, clay, silt and sand, wax papers, water, graduated
cylinder and “the soil scientist booklet”
Activities: Teacher Student
- Complete the booklet -I will ask them to complete - each group will take
questions. the questions in groups. different questions based on
-Experiment of “which - There will be a question their level.
type of soil absorb more that says: '' which type of soil - They will answers the
water?” absorb more water?'' so I will questions about the soil in
do the experiment for the the booklet, and the for last
review and challenge whole class and they will question they observe the
questions observe in order to know the experiment then they will
answer. answer it.

Low: will get true or false


Middle: get matching


High: will get a question and

the answer is one word

Also there will be a

BOUNUS question. They will
discuss in groups who
answer will get 3 points.

The elaborate part will be considered as evaluation because of shortage of time. So in the
elaborate part I will see if they understood the lesson or no.
Skill/Reasoning Learning Objectives Assessment Instrument
determine the differences between the 3 answer the booklet questions
types of soil thumbs up, thumps down
Teacher Student

while they are answering the question I will go they will answer the question in the booklet.
around to observe and listen to their thoughts to
know what they have learned, then I will ask them If they liked and understand the lesson they
to answer the question in front of the class. will make thumbs up if they are struggling
and need more help they will do thumbs
After that I will ask them if they have any question down.
and if they understand the lesson thumbs up if no
thumbs down

In today's lesson i've taught the same lesson twice, the first time I failed because it was the first time I take
the students to the lab. They surprised me with their behavior they were totally different! they were hyper
active where some students playing with chairs because they are not the same as the classroom chairs. I tried
to get their attention by reminding them of the points, they calmed down few minutes but when I gave them
the soil boxes to investigate they start to misbehave and I think that the mistake from me because I have to
raise my voice.
In the next class I did the same lesson with another class but I didn't take them to the lab and everything
went well. From this experience I learned that before taking the students to the lab I have to set for them lab