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Education Lesson Plan Teacher Candidate: Whitney Brown L#:00169129

Date and Time of Lesson: Feb.5, 2013 8:10 am Grade Level: 1st School: Mathews Elem. Subject: Science Cooperating Teacher: Betsy Owings Lesson Title: Sun gives Heat and Light

Description of Lesson: The teacher will begin the lesson by discussing what the children already know about the sun. The teacher will then show a video, They Might Be Giants - Why Does the Sun Shine? (The Sun is a Mass of Incandescent Gas) located on YouTube. The teacher will review the information that was discussed during the video. The teacher will then write the facts discussed on the SMARTboard. The teacher will go into farther detail about the sun to stress that the sun produces heat and light for the Earth. The students will then write in their writing/ science journals about how the sun produces heat and light. The students will draw illustrations along with their new information in their science journals. Curriculum Standards Addressed: SC State Standards 1-3: The student will demonstrate an understanding of the features of the sky and the patterns of the Sum and the Moon. (Earth Science) Indicator: 1-3.2 Recall that the Sun is a source of heat and light for Earth. EEDA Standard 2: Students will demonstrate decision-making, goal-setting, problem- solving, and communication skills. Indicator: 2.4. make simple choices SSCA Section 59-63-130. (A) A person may not engage in: (1) Harassment, intimidation, or bulling; Cross Curricular Connections: The lesson will use subjects including art to illustrate their images of the sun. The students will also use writing to express new information. Instructional Objective(s) Criteria: The students will be able to list that the sun produces heat and light for the Earth in their science journal. Assessment(s) of the Objectives: Pre-Assessment: The students will list their prior knowledge of the sun and moon on the SMARTboard in a group discussion. During Assessment: The students will list their new knowledge after the video and class discussion.

Post Assessment: The students will be assessed on if they can recall in their science journals how the sun produces heat and light. Materials/Resources: Computer/laptop SMARTboard Science Journals Final Assessment Sheet (attached) Pencils Crayons Prerequisites (Prior Knowledge): The students have previously learned the 1-3.1 indicator: Compare the features of the day and night sky. The student covered last week the indicator 1-3.4: Illustrate changes in the Moons appearance (including patterns over time). Reference: Mizushima, Hine [ParticleMen]. (2009, September 15). They Might Be Giants- Why Does the Sun Shine? (The Sun is a Mass of Incandescent Gas) [Video file]. Retrieved from http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3JdWlSF195Y Procedures: 1. Students will gather on carpet at assigned sections. 2. The teacher will ask the students a. What are some things you already know about the sun? b. The students will be asked to remain quiet and think about the things they already know about the sun. c. The students are then to turn and talk to a peer about what they already know about the sun. 3. The teacher will redirect the students attention back to the SMARTboard. The teacher will ask the students to call out facts about the sun they already know. Then teacher will write on the SMARTboard the facts the students have stated. All students will be allowed to participate. Teacher will monitor a safe and encouraging environment. 4. The teacher will then play the video for students to observe and gather new knowledge of how the sun produces light and heat for the earth to survive. a. The teacher will instruct the students to watch out for new information that can be listed on the SMARTboard after the video. i. They Might Be Giants - Why Does the Sun Shine? (The Sun is a Mass of Incandescent Gas) ii. Video will be stopped at 1:57. 5. The teacher will then ask the students a. Did you learn anything new about the Sun from this video? b. Is the sun made of a gas that produces heat? 6. The teacher will write and illustrate on the SMARTboard the new facts.

7. The teacher will then ask the students what they think is the most important thing the sun does for the earth: a. The teacher will make sure that these two facts are on the board even if she needs to contribute them. i. Produces heat ii. Produces light for all organisms 8. The teacher will then release the students back to their individual desk. 9. The teacher will then explain the writing assignment. a. Students please take out your science journals. b. Students please write a sentence or sentences about how the Sun produces heat and light and draw picture(s) to illustrate the Sun giving the Earth heat and light. c. Students when you finish, please place your science journals on the writing table. 10. When finished with the assignment, students will stack their science journals on the writing center table. Accommodation(s): For students who are having difficulty writing how the sun produces heat and light will receive attention needed from the teacher. For early finishers, the students may return to morning work or read a book from their basket. If a child has not finished before P.E. they may complete work when returning.

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Final Assessment Suns Heat

Suns Light

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