The 5 E`s Lesson Plan x - GK-12

Report
William “T.J.” Booth
13 July 2011
 Brief Explanation
 Short Group Activity
 Example of Lesson Plan
 Engage
 Explore
 Explain
 Extend
 Evaluate
 “Priming the Pump”
 Assessment of prior
knowledge
 Example: Using props or
figures that may directly
or indirectly correlate
with lesson
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 Describes initial
investigation
 Lab activities
 Examples: ubiquity
experiment, olfaction
experiment, tablecloth
pull experiment
 Understanding what has
happened in the Explore
stage
 Hardest Stage/ Very
Important
 Example: Explanation of
experimental results
 Diving board
 Taking the knowledge
learned and relating it
elsewhere
 Similar instances,
different circumstances
 Example: Factors
affecting bacterial
survival vs. factors
affecting human survival
 Assessment of
Understanding
 Example: Test students
knowledge in some form,
to determine if they
grasped the concept.
 How it’s done can make a
world of difference
 Assuming 8th graders have just completed a lesson on
the periodic table, create an introductory lesson of a
unit on atoms using the 5E’s
 Focus on introducing basic atomic components:
proton, neutron, electron.
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INTRODUCE BACTERIA DAY:
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ENGAGE:
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-Ask students what they remember from
the lesson about the growth conditions
of Bacteria. (clicker activity or short
matching exercise)
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EXPLORE: (Talk about the importance
of sterility)
-Provide the students with sterile swabs
and allow them to investigate their
environment. (the greenway, areas
around the school, themselves)
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-Have students document where
swabbed
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-Materials needed: Sterile swabs, agar
plates, petri dishes, incubator, and
hydrogen peroxide.
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EXPLAIN:
 -Explain to the students how scientists
determine what they find.
 -Explain growth media and fit the needs
of the type of organism they want to
grow.
 -Explain the importance of sterility. Have
the students explain ways that scientist
can prevent contamination.
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EXTEND:
 -Before growth media, what did scientist
do to grow bacteria?
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EVALUATE:
 Test students on the importance of
sterility and the practices that they can
do to prevent contamination.
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 Biological Sciences and Curriculum Study (BSCS)
http://www.bscs.org/pdf/bscs5eexecsummary.pdf
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PROPOSAL FOR WELBORN ACADEMY OF
SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY SCIENCE CLUB
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Objective: The objective of this Club is to increase
the passion for science of its participants while
increasing their ability to think analytically.
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Goals:
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Provide student-led teaching environment
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Promote analytical thought through group activities
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Expose students to areas of science that may be
unfamiliar
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Provide clarity about requirements of popular and
unpopular scientific occupations
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Expose students to current events within the scientific
community
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Re-enforce the steps of the scientific method for
greater clarity of the process of experimentation
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Conduct a student-led experiment focused on an area
of interest within the City of High Point for
presentation to the scientific community at UNC
Greensboro. (Resident Scientists and Teachers will
act as guides for experiment.)
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Projected Meeting Dates:
Feb 10th, 17th, and 24th
March 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th, and 31st
April 7th, 14th, 21st, and 28th
May 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th
June 9th
Projected Meeting Time:
Thursday 4 pm- 5pm
Projected Cost:
We estimate that the group will contain no more
than 20 students , but we will not turn away
students if more are interested in participating.
Snacks Provided:
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Bagged Chips (Frito-Lay Family Pack) 22
pack at $8.99 per pack* ($9.00 )
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Juice Box (Capri Sun), 10 pack at $2.99 per
box* ($3.00)
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*prices obtained from Harris Teeter (Friendly
Center) website
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$9.00 +$3.00 +$3.00 = $15.00
$15.00 + $ 1.16 (sales tax )= $16.16
 Proper Planning Prevents Poor Performance
 Start Slowly
 Be Patient, and allow the students to think for
themselves
 Try to get more faculty involved

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