Proficient Science Lessons - Sanford Inspire Program Learning Library

(Back to Table of Contents). Teachers: Subject: Science. Common Core State Standards: •. S1C2IB: Test predictions through exploration and experimentation.
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Proficient Science Lessons

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Pre-kindergarten (Inquiry)

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3rd Grade

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7th Grade

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7th Grade (Inquiry)

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8th Grade (Inquiry)

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Pre-K Science Lesson (Inquiry) (Back to Table of Contents)

Teachers:

Subject: Science

Common Core State Standards: • S1C2IB: Test predictions through exploration and experimentation Objective (Explicit): • SWBAT make predictions and test if they are right or wrong. Evidence of Mastery (Measurable):   

Include a copy of the lesson assessment. Provide exemplar student responses with the level of detail you expect to see. Assign value to each portion of the response.



Students will be able to predict what color will be created when two colors are mixed. Students will be able to test their predictions and determine whether their predictions are right or wrong based on the outcome. Exemplar Student Response:



Student will look at two jars, identify the color in each jar, and predict what color will be created when the two colors are mixed. Once the prediction is made, the student will verbalize that the prediction needs to be tested. Once the prediction is tested, the student will verbalize the outcome. The student will then be able to determine if their prediction matches the outcome, for which they would verbalize that their prediction is right; or they will be able to determine if their prediction does not match the outcome, for which they would verbalize that their prediction is wrong.

Sub-objectives, SWBAT (Sequenced from basic to complex):   

How will you review past learning and make connections to previous lessons? What skills and content are needed to ultimately master this lesson objective? How is this objective relevant to students, their lives, and/or the real world?

Prior Knowledge: When teacher A reads a story to the class, do you ever make a guess of what will happen next? That is a prediction! Today we are going to make predictions while mixing colors” Vocabulary (Knowledge): “A prediction is a guess that you make before something happens. Your prediction can be right or wrong; you discover this by testing your prediction.” “An experiment is what we do to test our predictions, or guesses, to figure out if we were right or wrong. Once we finish our experiment, we will get an outcome. A prediction is what you think will happen, and an outcome is what actually happened. Our outcomes let us know if our predictions are right or wrong. “Mixing is what we do when we put more than one thing into one place. For example, if I were to put this red water, in the jar full of blue water, I would be mixing them. Who has made cookies with their mom? When you made cookies you had to mix the ingredients (more than one) together in a bowl. We are doing that today with colors.” Skill: Step One: To make a prediction we should look closely at what exactly we are predicting in order to make a prediction that makes sense. Copyright © 2017 Arizona Board of Regents, All rights reserved • SanfordInspire.org

Step Two: Once we have made a prediction that makes sense, we need to test our prediction. This can be done in many ways. The outcome of your test will tell you if your prediction was right or wrong. Think to yourself, “what did I predict?” and “what was the outcome?” If they are the same thing then your prediction was right! If they are not the same, then your prediction was wrong. It is okay if your prediction is wrong! We cannot always be right! We can always learn! Meaningful/Relevant for Students: We make predictions every day! Whether our predictions are about stories we read, the weather outside, or a science experiment, we can test our predictions to determine if we were right or wrong. Testing your