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· 1st grade, science.

Sunshine State Standards

  • SC.1.P.12.1: Demonstrate and describe the various ways that objects can move, such as in a straight line, zigzag, back-and-forth, round-and-round, fast, and slow.
  • SC.1.P.13.1: Demonstrate that the way to change the motion of an object is by applying a push or a pull.
  • SC.2.P.13.2: Demonstrate that magnets can be used to make some things move without touching them.
  • SC.1.E.5.2: Explore the Law of Gravity by demonstrating that Earth's gravity pulls any object on or near Earth toward it even though nothing is touching the object.

Selected Media Methods

  • Videos will be projected to the wall using computers.
  • Computers will be used to complete Kidspiration activities.
  • Doc Cam will be used to project pictures and examples that will enhance the lesson.

Description

  • This will be a very hands on week learning about force and motion. Students will do activities that emphasis the concepts being taught. Technology will be used to further enhance their learning of the concepts of force, motion, magnets, and gravity.

Blooms Taxonomy

  • Students will define and recall new vocabulary related to force and motion. Knowledge.
  • Students will summarize and explain their findings after completing an experiment. Comprehension
  • Students will experiment and apply newly acquired knowledge to prove force and motion laws. Application.
  • Students will compare and contrast different objects in motion. Analysis.
  • Students will use the knowledge of gravity to create a ramp and theorize how height/gravity affects speed. Synthesis.

Monday – “How Do Things Move?”

  • Introduce the concept of motion. Explain things that move in different ways – curved path (train), zig-zag (a skier), a circle (a pinwheel) or a straight path (swimmer). Have students come up with examples of their own.
  • Introduce the concept of speed. Explain that speed is how fast an object is moving. Use the doc cam to show pictures depicting various speeds. Have students identify which object moves faster and why.
  • Have students complete a Kidspiration activity. Have them pick at least 5 of their favorite pictures. Have them explain how it is moving, and how fast it typically goes. This can be done by switching to writing view.
  • Materials Needed: Doc cam, pictures depicting things in motion, computers.
  • SC.1.P.12.1: Demonstrate and describe the various ways that objects can move, such as in a straight line, zigzag, back-and-forth, round-and-round, fast, and slow.
  • Objective: Using computers with Kidspiration software, my first grade students will prepare a Kidspiration page depicting various objects in motion with 75% accuracy.
  • This objective is asking students to complete the Kidspiration activity at the comprehension level of Bloom's Taxonomy.



Tuesday - “How Can You Change the Way Things Move?”

  • Introduce the concept of force, and how it makes something move or stop moving. Pushes/pulls are forces.
  • To change speed, direction or position, you use forces.
  • Show the Bill Nye video starting from 2:40-3:30 (minutes into video) to illustrate this concept
  • Have students do the push-pull activity. Have them get into groups and try to push/pull different objects. Have them push/pull on carpet and on tile. Have them brainstorm as to why smaller objects move with smaller pushes, and bigger objects with bigger pushes.
  • Have students write down some things that required a big push, and some that required a small push and why they think that is.
  • Materials Needed: Bill Nye video clip, computer to project it with, various toys/school supplies to push/pull, pencil, paper.

  • SC.1.P.13.1: Demonstrate that the way to change the motion of an object is by applying a push or a pull.
  • Objective: Using their notebooks, my first grade students will write a few sentences describing the forces used to move objects with 85% accuracy.
  • This objective is asking students to describe in writing their findings at the knowledge level of Bloom's Taxonomy.


Wednesday – “How Does Gravity Make Things Move?”

  • Introduce the concept of gravity and how it pulls things down unless something is holding them up. Show video explain gravity.
  • To reinforce this concept, show the Bill Nye video demonstrating gravity.
  • Have the children come up with ways that gravity affects them on the play ground. – Pulls them down the slide, makes them drop to the ground after letting go of the monkey bars, makes the ball come back down after it is kicked, etc.
  • Have students break up into groups to complete an activity. Have them get a ball, a ramp, and some tape. Have them predict how far the ball will go after leaving the ramp. Have them higher or lower the ramp. Did it go just as far? Farther? Not as far? Why?
  • If time permitting, have children complete the Kidspiration worksheet on gravity forces in small groups – no more than 3.
  • Materials needed: News Clip about Gravity video, Bill Nye video demonstrating gravity, computer to project it with, ball, ramp, masking tape, computer to complete Kidspiration worksheet.
  • SC.1.E.5.2: Explore the Law of Gravity by demonstrating that Earth's gravity pulls any object on or near Earth toward it even though nothing is touching the object.
  • Objective: Using a computer with Kidspiration software, my first grade students will correctly place objects that fall quickly, fall slowly, or do not fall at all in the correct category using Kidspiration with 75% accuracy.
  • This objective is asking students to complete the Kidspiration activity at the application level of Bloom's Taxonomy.


Thursday – “How Do Magnets Make Things Move?”

  • Introduce magnets as something that will attract (pull) an object that is made of iron.
  • Have students break up into groups. Have them hypothesis which objects on their table will be attracted to the magnet. Have them test this out, and write their information down on a worksheet that I will handout.
  • Introduce the concept of magnet poles and that the opposites attract.
  • If supplies are permitting, have students go back to their desk and experiment with magnets and their poles individually. If not enough supplies, have children work in small groups exploring how magnets repel or attract each other depending on which poles are used.
  • Have students complete the Kidspiration Attract-Repel exercise. Have them write why they will either repel or attract (same poles vs. different poles).
  • Materials needed: Magnets, various objects that will and will not be affected by magnets, music video on magnets, computer to project video, computer to complete Kidspiration activity.

  • SC.2.P.13.2: Demonstrate that magnets can be used to make some things move without touching them.
  • Objective- Using a computer with Kidspiration software, my first grade students will complete the Kidspiration attract-repel activity with 100% accuracy.
  • This objective is asking students to complete the Kidspiration activity at the knowledge level of Bloom's Taxonomy.


Friday – “Huff and Puff”

  • End the week by bringing everything we learned together with the Huff and Puff activity.
  • Students will figure out how to move objects without touching them – using huffs and puffs to move the objects.
  • Students will fill out a graph with how many puffs it took to blow a certain object across the finish line. I will demonstrate how to fill it out using the doc cam.
  • Students will work in small groups to complete this activity.
  • Materials needed: Doc cam for example, marble, leaf, ball of yarn, pebble, clothes pin, pencil, rubber ball, Kleenex, crayon, and an inflated balloon.
  • SC.1.P.12.1: Demonstrate and describe the various ways that objects can move, such as in a straight line, zigzag, back-and-forth, round-and-round, fast, and slow
  • SC.1.P.13.1: Demonstrate that the way to change the motion of an object is by applying a push or a pull.
  • Objective: Using the worksheet graph that I provided, my first grade students will fill out the graph with 80% accuracy.
  • This objective is asking students to complete a graph at the application level of Bloom's Taxonomy.


Assessment/Evaluation

  • Students will be assessed on their worksheets, Kidspiration activities, and Huff & Puff graph. Because letter grades are not issued until 3rd grade, I will base their completion on Satisfactory or Unsatisfactory.
  • Students will be assessed on their creativity using Kidspiration.
  • Students will be assessed on sentence structure and correctness when applicable.