Lesson title: Matter Centers Time: 0 min. / Days: 0
Content Area: Science Grade: Third
3.7(B) identify matter as liquids, solids, and gases.
3.6(B) read regularly in instructional-level materials that are challenging but manageable (texts in which no more than approximately 1 in 10 words is difficult for the reader; the typical third grader reads 80 wpm) (3);
3.8(C) use resources and references such as beginners' dictionaries, glossaries, available technology, and context to build word meanings and to confirm pronunciations of words (2-3)
3.12(C) recognize and use parts of a book to locate information, including table of contents, chapter titles, guide words, and indices (1-3);
3.12(D) use multiple sources, including print such as an encyclopedia, technology, and experts, to locate information that addresses questions (2-3);
3.12(G) organize information in systematic ways, including notes, charts, and labels (3);
3.16(E) interpret and create visuals including graphs, charts, tables, timelines, illustrations, and maps;
3.1(W) Create a new document or open an existing one on the student-shared directory.
3.1(M) Create a new presentation or open an existing presentation on the student-shared directory.
3.6(P) Use the text box tool to write words or sentences.
3.2(G) Insert symbols or pictures into diagram.
3.3(G) Insert text.
3.4(G) Use the link tool to connect objects within a diagram.
Identifying Similarities and Differences
Questions, Cues and Organizers
Interactive Teaching and Learning
Information Seeking Strategies
Location and Access
Use of Information
large manilla paper, regular paper, regular construction paper, red, blue and yellow crayons, stamp pads (or paint), q-tips, varitey of solids and liquids, glue sticks
Explain centers in whole group format showing which are must dos. Have students work individually or in pairs to complete required number of centers.
Notes: Once you open the SNOW FUN template, you need to enable the teacher menu and save it with the activity wizard so it becomes a template for you. Right now it is not one.
For the "Weight a Minute" Center - I went to the lab with the class and did it whole group because of the introduction of using the calculator on the computer. If you are leaving this as a center activity for students to do on their own, I would suggest a mini-lesson on using the calculator on the computer or let them just use a regular calculator. The problem was with the decimals. Also -graph club will not let you enter a decimal so we just used the whole number when entering.
You could also use the Weight a Minute! -Computation sheet that does the calculations automatically in an excel sheet, print that out and then do the graph.