Learning to be a friend is an important skill and sometimes it is hard for students to understand how their behavior can impact their friendships. This lesson makes learning how to be a friend fun, exciting, and memorable! Imagine your students’ faces when they find out we can do science experiments to explain friendship behavior. Students are introduced to the concept of behaviors that attract friends and behaviors that repel friends through fun science experiments. To start, a story is told of about a new student with repelling behaviors. To model the reactions of students, the Repelling Pepper Experiment is demonstrated. Next the story is retold with a better outcome. To model the students’ reactions, the Attracting Pepper Experiment is demonstrated, The science demonstrations continue when students discuss magnets that attract and repel and play an interactive sort on the SMARTboard. Students get involved and become Human Magnets as they apply what they have learned about attracting and repelling behaviors. The final science experiment, making Elephant’s Toothpaste, is a bubbling example to remember: Words are like toothpaste...once they're out, you can't put them back!
This lesson is an opportunity to combine STEM activities with Social Emotional skills! It is a SMARTboard Notebook Lesson and requires SMARTBOARD NOTEBOOK software on your computer. It is intended to be used with elementary students. This packet is designed to provide you with a lesson, presentation, and activities for students. No planning required; however there is prep work required for the science experiments! The lesson can be used in the classroom or for small groups.
After completion of the lesson, students will be able to:
• Understand the importance of using friendly behaviors.
• Identify behaviors that repel friends.
• Identify behaviors that attract friends.
What is included in this packet?
1. Science Behind Friendship Lesson Plan (4 pages)
2. Science Behind Friendship interactive SMARTBOARD NOTEBooK (9 slides)
3. Science Experiments Step by Step Directions (2 pages)
4. 24 Magnet Movement Cards (4 pages)
Not sure if you can do these science experiments? Sure you can! Watch these videos to see how easy it is!
Repelling Pepper Experiment, copy & paste into your browser: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ho0o7H6dXSU
Attracting Pepper Experiment, copy & paste into your browser: https://www.youtube.com:watch%3Fv=Y2JDZ9s86CM
Elephant Toothpaste Experiment, copy & paste into your browser: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=edEfc_fIGXs