This is a 2nd grade unit plan on matter. The unit plan is 7 days long and includes a differentiated lesson for a student with disabilities and gives an example of a class composition, giving an example of class structure for you to adapt to the needs in your class.
Incorporates science, literacy and technology ***
The unit plan teaches students the three states of matter. The unit plan thoroughly outlines Blooms Taxonomy, Common Core, and relates to educational objectives.
The unit is cross curricular between science and literacy.
The unit has students investigate the three states of matter in their classroom environment.
We want students to learn about the three states of matter, how to identify it through examination and the idea that it exists all around us. The lesson will begin by recognizing and building upon students’ prior knowledge, compiling a list of “things we already know” and moving forward from a pre-existing frame of reference. A class discussion will define and discuss the concept of matter as a whole, and will later break matter down into its three states: solid, liquid, and gas. This information will be introduced in a PowerPoint presentation on an LCD projector and with manipulatives to serve as examples of different states of matter. For our student with ADHD we have made a modified Power Point presentation that is broken down for the most basic content absorption and facilitated note-taking. Both will be shown to capture as much of the class as possible.
The lesson will be interactive and students will be encouraged to ask questions and participate actively in their learning. The students will take notes during the lecture and presentation and write down their observations of the manipulatives when they receive them, which will allow the students to direct their own exploration of the material and make their own scientific discoveries. We will also use the StudyJams! website (http://teacher.scholastic.com/activities/studyjams/matter_states/) as a fun way to discuss matter. The website has a lot of information and even a song about matter.
Assessments are putting together a power point presentation about what has been learned. There are instructions for the powerpoint presentation for the general and special education students. There is a rubric for the powerpoint presentation and an adapted rubric for a special needs student.
There are also two assessments, both which are for general education and special education students. An answer key is given for the assessments
***** Please view my RTI lesson to go with this if needed additional differentiated instruction******