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Teacher Candidate: Cooperating Teacher: Group Size: 18

Olya Dumyak

Date: 03/05/2014 Coop. Initials

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Grade Level 3rd

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STANDARD: 3.3.3.B1: Relate the rotation of the earth and day/night, to the apparent movement of the sun, moon, and stars across the sky. Describe the changes that occur in the observable shape of the moon over the course of a month. I. Performance Objectives (Learning Outcomes): Third grade students will be able to identify the moons phases by recreating its shapes on Oreo cookies. II. Instructional Materials 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. Science Explorer/ Astronomy Prentice Hall: Teacher Edition The Moon Book by Grail Gibbons The Moon booklet project Stick Glue Yellow colored pencil Dry erase marker Shaving cream Oreo cookies Paper plates Teacher created worksheet

III. Subject Matter/Content (prerequisite skills, key vocabulary, big idea) Prerequisites 1) 2) Fine motor skills Knowledge of a circle and its divisions

Key Vocabulary

a. Phases- the different shapes of the moon you see from the Earth. 2.) Phases of the moon and cycle New moon Crescent moon First-quarter moon Gibbous moon Full moon Last- quarter moon C. Big Idea 1) Phases of the moon in the course of the month. IV. Implementation A. Introduction 1) 2) 3) 4) 5) To introduce this lesson teacher will begin with an inquiry on the Moons Phases. Teacher will set up group of 4-5 students per table. Shaving cream and dry erase markers will be on the table when students enter. Students will be asked to draw 8 large circles with the dry erase markers all around their table. Teacher will ask the students to work together to use shaving cream and fill in the circle with the different shapes they have seen of the moon. Students will draw the 8 phases they came up with in their notebook and post s hypothesis on: Why do you think the shapes of the moon differ a bit every night? B. Development 1) 2) 3) 4) 5) 6) 7) 8) Teacher will read pages from The Moon Book on the phases of the moon. As the teacher read the description of the phase and where it is in the cycle students will color the moon in the booklet. Students will finish coloring the pages and glue the booklet together folding it at each phase. Teacher will provide a fill in the blank worksheet that explains the cause of the different phases of the moon. Teacher will provide each student with a paper plate labeled with the 8 phases of the moon. Students will get 10 Oreos in which they will have to create the phases and put them under the correct label on the plate. Teacher will walk around guiding them and observing students acquired knowledge of the phases and taking notes. Students will answer previous hypothesis that was made in the introductory activity in their notebook based on the new acquired knowledge and Oreo activity. Teacher will give a quick review of the phases discussed in class while students clean up or eat the Oreos.


C. Closure 1) Quick Doodles- students will be asked to pick and draw three of the eight concepts discussed in class labeling them in chronological order, they can use words and numbers to describe the doodle. D. Accommodations/Differentiation 1) To accommodate Sally who has ADHD teacher will guide and support her through the Oreo activity and the phases booklet. E. Assessment/Evaluation Plan 1. Formative 1) Moon Booklet Project 2) Oreo Activity and student science notebook 4) Quick Doodle closure activity. 2. Summative V. Reflective Response A. Report of Students Performance in Terms of Stated Objectives (after lesson is taught) Remediation Plan B. Personal Reflection VI. Resources Science Explorer/ Astronomy Prentice Hall: Teacher Edition The Moon Book by Grail Gibbons Neok12.com/eclipse