SE 320 Techniques of Teaching Science
Dr. Margaret Waterman, Biology Department, RH 205 (573) 651-2381
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Shown below is a lesson plan format to be used in this course. You may highlight this form and copy it into a word processing program to use as a template.
Lesson topic ___________________________________________________
Course ________________________ Unit ____________________________
1. Unit objective being addressed, if known.
2. Specific learning objectives for this lesson. Number these, and include 2-4 of them. The student will:
3. Show Me Standards for this lesson: (include both science and performance goals). (e.g., SC 2 Matter and Energy)
4. Grade Level Expectations (write out in brief form and include process and content strands):
(e.g.,Grade 5-8, 7. 1.A. Science processes: scientific inquiry, develop and test questions)
5. Student prior knowledge on this topic.
A. What are students likely to know already about this, just from everyday living?
B. What naive ideas are they likely to have on this topic?
6. Relevance: Where does this knowledge or skill apply in everyday life? What businesses, professions or everyday experiences use this information?
7. Safety procedures.
8. Brief description of the lesson. Include the following:
a. Materials needed for a class of 24 students
Specific parts of learning cycle
Activities and methods used (e.g., discussion, lab, demo)
Suggested timing and grouping.
9. Planned informal assessment
10. Planned formal assessment
11. Rationale for choosing these methods to teach this content. Why did you choose the materials, methods and organization you chose? Justify in terms of learning theory and student development theory.