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2 Lesson Plan Analysis Third Grade Science Fossils Heather Towery Davis EDU 327 Spring 2011/Session II

3 Standards Georgia & Cherokee County Performance Standards – S3E2 Students will investigate fossils as evidence of organisms that lived long ago. a. Investigate fossils by observing authentic fossils or models of fossils or view information resources about fossils as evidence of organisms that lived long ago. b.Describe how a fossil is formed. – S3CS4 Students will use ideas of system, model, change, and scale in exploring scientific and technological matters. – ELA3LSV1d Listens to and views a variety of media to acquire information. Technology Standard – Topic: Problem Solving/Decision Making Standard: Uses technology to solve problems and make decisions with teacher guidance.

4 Essential Content/Objectives Students will learn what a fossil is. Students will learn how a fossil is formed. Students will learn how a fossil can help us learn about the past. Students will learn what other discoveries help us learn about Earth’s past. Students will learn the following important vocabulary terms: fossil; extinct; sediment; paleontologist; decompose.

5 Materials/Resources Fossil Samples Response Cards {See Attachment 1} – Copy and cut out prior to lesson Pre-assessment {See Attachment 2} Computer with sound and linked to promethean board Mobile Computer Lab Printer Graphic Organizer {See Attachment 3} Brain Pop video: http://www.brainpopjr.com/science/land/fossils/http://www.brainpopjr.com/science/land/fossils/ New Knowledge Acquisition Assessment {See Attachment 4} Clay; pre-shaped into balls prior to class Shells Fossils Crossword Puzzle; created by Heather Towery Davis at www.puzzlemaker.discoveryeducation.com {See Attachment Five} www.puzzlemaker.discoveryeducation.com Online sequence game: http://www.brainpopjr.com/science/land/fossils/sequenceorder/http://www.brainpopjr.com/science/land/fossils/sequenceorder/ Online Word Wall: http://www.brainpopjr.com/science/land/fossils/wordwall/http://www.brainpopjr.com/science/land/fossils/wordwall/ Assessment of Applied Practice {See Attachment Six} Online quiz, Easy: http://www.brainpopjr.com/science/land/fossils/easyquiz/http://www.brainpopjr.com/science/land/fossils/easyquiz/ Online quiz, Hard: http://www.brainpopjr.com/science/land/fossils/hardquiz/http://www.brainpopjr.com/science/land/fossils/hardquiz/ Post-Assessment {See Attachment Seven} Post-Assessment Breakdown of Easy Quiz and Hard Quiz {See Attachments Eight and Nine}

6 Activate and Pre-Assess Student Prior Knowledge

7 Fossil Observation – small group activity – Fossil of pterodactyl – Small – fit on an 8X10 ceramic tile – Came with Cherokee County School District’s Science Curriculum Response Cards – My group’s fossil is of a plant. – My group’s fossil is of an insect. – My group’s fossil is of an animal. – My group’s fossil was a meat eater. – My group’s fossil could fly. – My group’s fossil had a tail. – My group’s fossil resembles an elephant. – My group’s fossil resembles a bird. – My group’s fossil resembles a cat.

8 Pre-Assessment

9 Provide for New Knowledge Acquisition

10 Graphic Organizer Brain Pop Video Review

11 Assessment of New Knowledge Acquisition Graphic Organizer

12 Differentiate Assignments for Student Applied Practice

13 Center One Fossil Imprints From a ball of clay Shells or handprints Students make oral observations about their imprints.

14 Center Two Fossils Crossword Puzzle

15 Center Three Brain Pop Sequence Game Brain Pop Word Wall

16 Assessment of Differentiated Assignments for Applied Practice

17 Post-Assessment for Students to Independently Demonstrate Knowledge and Competencies

18 Easy QuizHard Quiz

19 Post-Assessment Breakdowns Easy QuizHard Quiz

20 Post-Assessment

21 Nice Surprise High-Touch High-Tech In House Field Trip

22 Reflection What I would change in the lesson: Two 45-minute time blocks Would change center three to a teacher led lesson on process of how a fossil is formed.


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