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The Atmosphere

  • 24 April 2018
  • Posted by: Suzette Knowles
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The Atmosphere
Students’ age range: 10-12
Topic: What happens to the Atmosphere from humans making it dirty, not protecting it as it Protects humans.
Description: The teacher facilitates the Zoom in introductory activity showing parts of a picture for students to guess the topic. The teacher facilitates the Think- Pair- Share activity to determine what students know, want to know and learned anticipatory chart/ card. Next students will be provided with an interactive note page and a foldable note page prior to watching a video. Students are asked to take notes of the characteristics of each layer on the foldable note page. Watch It: The 5 minute video: Learning about the planet: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fyfN9t_E0w8 is watched in class. As students watch video, they will take notes of the characteristics of each layer on the foldable note page. Upon completion of watching the video, students will individually create an Interactive note page with the layers of the Atmosphere labelling each correctly. https://nittygrittyscience.com/product/earths-atmosphere/ cost $5 Next, students will perform a peer review, where each will examine to see if their notes are correct and layers are in correct order. Next students in two groups read a story about Acid Rain and pollution from the site http://www.softschools.com/language_arts/reading_comprehension/science/100/air_pollution/ They use a two column note taking chart on poster board to identify the main points and supporting details from site https://www.nbss.ie/sites/default/files/ publications/ two_column _notes.pdf. Each group has to create or develop four questions excluding “why” but can use where, how and what to begin open end questions. Each group will share their main ideas and supporting details (teacher write on the board). Teacher explains to students the rubric for the activity and ensure that each group understands what they are to do. Conclusion: Debrief about the topics. Students identifying what they do not understand from the lesson. Teacher will ask open-ended questions to cement the relation between math and Social Studies. as well as to hear the students explain their understanding of the topic Teacher will correct misconceptions where necessary. Students will be given a worksheet to answer questions pertaining to layers of the atmosphere along with pollution and acid rain. Lesson 2: - Students are provided with a story about Global Warming, Green House Effect and Ozone Layers to preview for 10 minutes. Provided with concept map for students to record information on the documents. https://sites.google.com/site/alliestch306webpage/strategy-7-discussion-webs-and-concept-maps per the section assigned by teacher for group to discuss. - Teacher divides the group into a group of three and one of five. It is a CLOSED FISH BOWL. Students will participate in the Fishbowl strategy today. The teacher will have the groups swap from in to out so they can practice note taking, listening and have all students involved. The students in the inner circle will speak about the Greenhouse effect until there are not more information to be added, then they will swap out and three other students will go into the circle. These students will then speak about Global warming and how the greenhouse plays a role in Global warming. The last group of two students will then speak about the Ozone layer until there are no more information. Once all students have been in, teacher will rotate students in and out so they can relate and associate how their life affects or effect pollution, acid rain, global warming, the ozone layer as well as how they can help to keep the Atmosphere clean or protect it so it can protect them. NOTE: There will be some question cards or comment cards that students struggling can use or teacher can assist with questions. - At the end students will share how they could improve their participation in the strategy, what would they do to improve next time. Teacher explain and clarify any misconception. Assessment: Exit cards to go for a break or participate in a short game. Lesson 3: Assessment of the previous lessons by pairs of students surveying two case study situations. Students must reflect about the case studies based on what they learned. Minute state why the Atmosphere will be harmed by human activity supporting their reasoning with facts from lesson or explain how or what prevent human activity from having any effect on the Atmosphere. Students will be able to check their responses against a answer sheet prepared by the teacher as to each

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4 comments on article "The Atmosphere "

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Marla Sweeting

4/24/2018 5:43 PM

Loved the ideas in this lesson but there are so many that it seems as if you are trying to put everything you learned in one lesson. This has some great ideas that I plan on implementing and of course I see Long Island, Bahamas which makes it even better.

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Clarice Cox

4/25/2018 1:08 AM

This is an excellent lesson and your use of varying strategies such as zoom and fish bowl will keep students actively engaged. Their us a lot of discussion in this lesson and students are able to share their thoughts.

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Afrine Hill-Walker

4/25/2018 2:18 PM

Not only was this lesson well thought out, it used the skills required to teach in the 21st century classroom. The fishbowl technique was a good idea to use to teach this lesson, as several students got a chance to speak, rather than one set of students dominating the discussion. I liked it very much!

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4/25/2018 2:43 PM

This lesson promotes critical thinking; it is commendable to see students creating questions instead of just the norm where they respond to what is asked. The establishment of the link between subject areas (notably Math and Social Studies) is noted and is good for the reinforcement of concepts.

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