IN LAB LESSON - WEEK 6 (9/16, 9/18)
Mobile Lesson - Foss Kit (pg. 76 - 82)
I can make a balanced mobile!
1. Students will draw a picture cut the index card.
2. Students will be given paper clips string, rubber band, and a straw to make to create a mobile.
IN LAB LESSON - WEEK 5 (9/9, 9/11)
Question: Can I balance a pencil on a craft stick using a wire and 2 clothespins?
1. Try to balance the pencil on the craft stick.
2. Record your results in your journal.
3. Each team will get 1 wire and 2 clothespins. Use these supplies to try to balance your pencil on the craft stick.
4. Record all your results under the headings: What worked/ What didn't Work.
IN LAB LESSON - WEEK 4 (9/2, 9/4)
How can counter weights help balance shapes in stable positions?
1. Introduce the shapes, arch and triangle and review the crayfish experiment from last week and discuss the experiment.
2. Search and define, "stable position," and "counter weight."
IN LAB LESSON - WEEK 3 (8/26/14)
STEPS IN THE EXPERIMENT:
1. Take out journals and write the question: What do you have to know to get a crayfish to balance on its nose?
2. Carpet time: Discuss what a crayfish is and show the image of the crayfish.
3. Introduce closepins as a useful way to get the crayfish to balance in different ways.
4. Let students do the experiment.
5. Students will draw the ways they got the crayfish to balance and will give at least 3 examples.
6. Whole group discussion.
IN CLASS LESSON - WEEK 6
How do the parts of a mobile go together to make a stable system?
Read "Balance and Motion" to students.
Students will take notes from the Balance and Motion" books.
Whole group, the class will use the informative graphic organizer to write a rough draft that describes the time in the lab.
IN CLASS LESSON -WEEK 5 (9/8-9/12)
Read about balance in Balance and Motion book (pg.66-67)
1. Read whole group.
2. Writing: Write out all of the steps to the experiment, include the rules, and materials.
The class will contribute to the discussion, and students will come up to the front to type on a word document that all can see on the smart board.
IN CLASS LESSON - WEEK 4 (9/3, 9/5)
Question: Can counter weights help balance shapes in stable positions?
Use the informative graphic organizer to state the main point, give evidence, and back it up with facts, or reasons. Finally, students will write a conclusion.
IN CLASS LESSON WEEK 3
I can describe the experiment I did in the S.T.E.M. lab.
1. FIRST 5 MINUTES OF CLASS:
Open journals to the page describing the experiment in the lab and tell your neighbor 2 things you understood, and 2 things you still have questions about.
2. 2 MINUTES: SHARE WITH CLASS
3. Main lesson: Learn to use the "Informational Graphic Organizer" to document the information you learned in the S.T.E.M. lab.
4. 11:12 clean up and go to lunch.