This lesson plan is based on the science workshop approach (similar to writers or readers workshop). In this approach, science workshop spans an hour and a half, with time for students to learn content, experiment, and come together to share their findings. Integrated in this approach is time to read and write.
This lesson plan was meant for fifth grade, but can work for 3-6. Included is the lesson plan outline, and the scientist notebook pages, which students will write on.
This lesson will introduce students to environmental science, and they will be given the task of reusing a recycled object with group members.
This plan aligns with the new Next Generation Science Standards and Common Core Literacy Standards.