Lesson Plans for the Week of March 3, 2014-March 7,2014
STEM Science and Literacy
Monday, March 3, 2014 E- Day
Monday Morning Meeting Protocol.
Students will participate in Monday Morning Meeting. Students listened to the morning buzz presentation; Presentation includes, local news, world news, weather, birthdays, week in review and events to come up. Students welcomed the other two grade six classrooms into the STEM program. The STEM council will present to the classrooms the procedures and expectations for the STEM team. Students will learn the objectives for the week and listen to Mr. Kerr the NERIC specialist for the district on working in the information and technology field.
Science Objectives: As a result of the lesson students will...
1.) Demonstrate their knowledge of land forms and maps in chapter one.
2.) Complete the assessment that demonstrates knowledge of content.
Lesson Overview: Students will take the science assessment.
Evidence of Learning: Complete assessment
Homework: Read pages 18-19 Be able to tell the three types of map projections.
Tuesday, March 4, 2014 F- Day
Pages: 18-19 in The Earth's Changing Surfaces.
Objectives: As a result of the lesson students will...
1.) Distinguish between the three map projections; Mercator, Conic, and Equal Area.
2.) Create their own conic map.
Lesson: Students will learn about the three different types of projections. Distinguish the differences between 2d and 3d mapping. Understand how scientist use these maps to study the earth. Students will create a 3d model of 3d mapping.
Evidence of learning- Complete a projection map.
Homework: Page 19 3a and 3b
Wednesday, March 5, 2014 - A Day
Objectives- Students will....
1.)Understand the differences between different types of mapping systems.
2.) Understand how computers use pixels to make models of the earth.
Lesson Overview- Students will look at pages 14-15 in their text and learn about the history of map making. Students will think -pair share and discuss how maps have changed. Learn about surveying and how it was connected to map making. Learn about sextants, compasses, and the telescope. Students will then learn about computer generated maps. Students will then make a picture of an apple using the idea of creating pixels.
Evidence of Learning- Describe the instruments used to make maps. Understand how computers create images of maps and land forms which lend themselves to creating GPS images.
Read 21-23 answer questions 1a, 1b,1c, 2a
Thursday, March 6 , 2014 B Day
Pages 24-25 GPS SYSTEMS
Objectives: Student will...
1.) Learn about GPS systems .
2.) Explain how GPS satellites work.
3.Identify the need for GPS system.
Lesson Overview: Work together in cooperative groups to identify the needs for GPS system. Students will then work on their advertisement brochure for GPS system. Students will use the text on pages 24-25 to help write their advertisements.
Evidence of Learning- Work on GPS advertisement.
Friday, March 7, 2014 C- Day
1.) Demonstrate knowledge of content by taking test.
2.) Complete GPS advertisement that makes people want to change
Lesson Overview: Students will take a 10 question quiz on content. After they have completed the test students will present their GPS advertisement . Students will participate in a critical friends protocol to make changes to their final advertisement.
Evidence of learning: Complete GPS advertisement.