Sunday, February 22, 2015

Lesson Plans for February 23, 2015- February 27, 2015

Lesson Plans for February 23, 2015- February 27, 2015
Mr. Bish
Science/ Non-fiction Literature


Morning Meeting Procedure

 Students will make their way down to the LGI room and participate in Monday Morning Meeting. Students will listen  and actively participate in the meeting. During the meeting students will do the following.
- Greeting - In preparing for the year the students have been working on professional greetings. student have been learning to introduce themselves by making eye contact, shaking hands in a professional manner, clearly saying their names and actively listening.
- Morning Buzz- Students will participate int he interactive news segment of the Monday Morning Meeting. During this time students will learn objectives for the week, review previously taught content, current events, weather and self- reflection. ( Focus of the Lesson Health- Hygiene)

Speaker - Connie Gerrow- 4H Presentation

Presenting at a Science Fair

ABSTRACT - How to write an abstract

Objectives for the Lesson : As a result of the lessons students will

Learn the different parts of the abstract
Work in collaborative groups to create a final abstract
Write and print abstract that meets all the criteria

An abstract is an abbreviated version of your science fair project final report. For most science fairs it is limited to a maximum of 250 words (check the rules for your competition). The science fair project abstract appears at the beginning of the report as well as on your display board.
Almost all scientists and engineers agree that an abstract should have the following five pieces:
  • Introduction. This is where you describe the purpose for doing your science fair project or invention. Why should anyone care about the work you did? You have to tell them why. Did you explain something that should cause people to change the way they go about their daily business? If you made an invention or developed a new procedure how is it better, faster, or cheaper than what is already out there? Motivate the reader to finish the abstract and read the entire paper or display board.
  • Problem Statement. Identify the problem you solved or the hypothesis you investigated.
  • Procedures. What was your approach for investigating the problem? Don't go into detail about materials unless they were critical to your success. Do describe the most important variables if you have room.
  • Results. What answer did you obtain? Be specific and use numbers to describe your results. Do not use vague terms like "most" or "some."
  • Conclusions. State what your science fair project or invention contributes to the area you worked in. Did you meet your objectives? For an engineering project state whether you met your design criteria.
Evidence of Learning: Students will produce abstract 

Tuesday, February 24, 2015 

Lesson Focus - Setting up display boards 

Display Board - Setting up your display board 

Objectives: As a result of the lesson students will...

Use the science buddies website to set up their presentation board 
Work in collaborative groups to set up presentation boards 

SAMPLE BOARDS - Links shows  samples for boards 

Evidence of Learning - students work on display boards that meet criteria 

Wednesday, February 25, 2015 

Topic - Critical Friends 
Gallery Walk
Objectives - As a result of the lesson students will
 Participate in gallery walk to critique science boards 
Use feedback to make changes to boards

Evidence of Learning - Students participate in gallery walk to make changes to display boards.