This UNIT has it all--and then, some! Do you plan for IEP Accommodations like "leveled Frame" or "Scaffolded Notes" or even "Peer Tutor?" Now you have! Do you have a variety of Activities and Groupings to keep your class fun and engaging and yet well managed? Now you do! This is not Science-Light, nor will it take a ga-zillion copies and make your students' Journals/Notebooks look like workbooks. This will kick off the year on the right foot, and even includes all of my personal Journal/Notebook Extras and Management Tricks, to make your CLASSROOM and YEAR truly awesome!
It is a varied and active PLAN, which includes scaffolded, differentiated Frames for my GraphiQ EXPLAIN Multimedia Presentation. Throughout the Presentation, students can practice the measurement on the page themselves, if you simply place a tissue box, toy, cup, bottle cap, or other items, and the measurement TOOLS being reviewed that day! My PLANS and Notes guide you through EVERYTHING!
I always include a ChoicesBOARD (with both an online option version, and one without,) for part of Elaborate, and to aid in Differentiation, assign a different number of products to some students, or even a different number of Vocabulary Terms in a given product for others.
I suggest using my Vocab MatchUP CARDs for a TEAM RACE to liven things up, there is a small set which can go in student's notebooks. Continue to set up Journals/Notebooks with my Response Prompts, History of Science Journaling Collage, and Grading Rubric. Have TEAMs RACE again to SORT Units vs TOOLs, a concept which always is difficult for my ESL students.
I've included two(2) Hands-ON ActionLABs--Mystery VOLUME LAB & Bubble GUM B4 & After LAB, both are in Scientific Method Format, as are ALL my ActionLABs.These LABs allow kids to learn and practice Measurement authentically and with a purpose.
The Unit also includes test-formatted WarmUPs with Hyperlinks to fun videos on topic, MiniTOOL Cards with a pocket template, a Unit vs. TOOLs SORT, a Practice Sheet & Quiz with Answer Keys, a make your own card BINGO with name cards and clue cards with their purpose, and my favorite piece-- the GraphiQ MAP which transforms into an Interactive Word WALL -- connecting the concepts and vocabulary together into a visual map. I've even included a coloring Science Tool Mural-- in both full color, and copy-able black/white, as are ALL my resources.
I've included over 25 files for you to use & choose from-- and of course, my one(1) page, schedule formatted, 5E+way more Lesson Plans, which are edit-able! All so that you may evaluate my methods and work, and allow me to help you become the best Science teacher EVER!
I hope I can help you ROCK the Science in your CLASSROOM!
Jana--Science Rocks with Smalley!