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Teacher Candidate: Cooperating Teacher: Group Size: Class

Kate Catchmark Varano Allotted Time 50 mins

Date: Coop. Initials


Grade Level 3rd

Subject or Topic:

Properties of Matter


STANDARD: 3.2.3.A2 Recognize that all objects and materials in the world are made of matter.

I. Performance Objectives (Learning Outcomes): The third grade students will be able to demonstrate their knowledge of matter by answering 3 questions based on todays lesson as an exit slip. II. Instructional Materials Sticky notes Large Chart Paper Bold Marker Power point Guided Notes Pencils Notecards Charting Paper Performance Assessment Hand Out III. Subject Matter/Content (prerequisite skills, key vocabulary, big idea) A. Prerequisite Skills 1. Charting B. Key Vocabulary 1. Matter All substances that contain atoms and take up space; matter includes solids, liquids, and gases ( Anything that takes up space and has mass) 2. Mass The amount of matter in something 3. Property A characteristic of something

C. Big Idea : Concept of Matter D. Content IV. Implementation A. Introduction 1. The students will be given 2 post-it notes at their desks with the instructions 1) Write your name on the post it notes then stand up 2) Wander around the room and stick the post it notes on two things that they can see, smell, touch, or taste (but do not taste). 2. What is Matter? will be written on the board. 3. When the students have all placed their sticky notes have them meet on the floor in the front of the classroom. 4. The students should be facing the chart paper set up in the front of the room. B. Development 1) The students will be seated in a circle on the carpet with their two sticky notes 2) The teacher will go around the circle and write down where the students put their sticky notes on the chart paper in no particular order 3) The teacher will pose the question, Is there something that all the items on the list have in common? 4) The students can discuss this question 5) Based on the childrens answers in the discussion the teacher would then proceed to tell the students that everything on the list is matter. 6) The students would be dismissed back to their seats and passed out a guided notes paper 7) The teacher would begin a Prezi presentation on the basic facts about matter. 8) The students will follow along filling in blanks and answering the questions on the guided notes sheet. 9) When the power point is over the students will put their notes away and will be put into groups of 4 10) Each group will then be given a piece of paper with a chart 11) The students will work as a group to categorize the items from their original activity with the post it notes in to any categories they choose 12) When the students are finished their papers will be collect, to be used in a later lesson. C. Closure 1) The students will be sent back to their seats and introduced to their performance assessment.

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The rubric and instructions are attached. The students will then be given a notecard. The students will number the notecard 1-3. The students will be asked 2 questions about the Matter Lesson as well as asked to ask their own question. i. What is matter? ii. Name one state of matter? iii. Think of one question you have about what we learned about today. 6) The note cards will be collected, and used in the following lesson. 7) When the students are finished the teacher will describe their cumulative performance assessment which is due at the end of the week. 8) The teacher will tell the students i. The will be picking a piece of matter, anything that they want ii. They will then research and use what we learn in class over this next week to create a poster about their piece of matter iii. The students will be graded on their information as well as the display of their poster. D. Accommodations/Differentiation 1) For student with disability provide guided notes, as well as appropriate group selection and simplified tasks. E. Assessment/Evaluation Plan 1. Formative students will be graded on their answers on their note cards and participation with the charts for sorting. 2. Summative V. Reflective Response A. Report of Students Performance in Terms of Stated Objectives (after lesson is taught) Remediation Plan:

B. Personal Reflection Was the lesson effective in teaching the properties of Matter? Did the students enjoy the activity/ was it too easy or too hard? How could this lesson be improved?

VI. Resources

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