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Grade 5: Science: Chemistry

Instructional Design: Jason Paik & Marina Lotoski

Stage 1 - Desired Results

Established Goals:
Describe the properties and interactions of various household liquids and solids, and interpret their interactions.

ICT Outcomes:
Below is a pdf file identifying all of the ICT outcomes touched on throughout this project. Click on the file to download it to your computer.

Enduring Understandings:
Students will understand the properties and interactions of some safe to handle household liquids and solids

Essential Questions:
Why  should we use scientific processes of inquiry, fair tests as well as manipulated and controlled variables?

Students will know and be able to:
Pictorially demonstrate and describe information on a specified Specific Learner Outcome based on the Classroom Chemistry Unit:

1. recognize and identify examples of a variety of kinds of mixtures (solids together, solids and liquids, and two or more liquids)
2. apply and evaluate a variety of techniques for separating different materials.
3. distinguish substances that will dissolve in a liquid from those that will not and demonstrate a way of recovering a material from a solution.
4. Demonstrate a procedure for making a crystal.
5. Recognize that the surface of water has distinctive properties and describe the interaction of water with other liquids and solids.
6. Produce carbon dioxide gas through the interaction of solids and liquids, and demonstrate that it is different from air.
7. Distinguish reversible from irreversible changes of materials, and give examples of each.
8. Recognize and describe evidence of a chemical reaction. Explain how the products of a reaction differ from the original substances.
9. Use an indicator to identify a solution as being acidic or basic.

Stage 2 - Assessment Evidence

Performance Task(s)
Various performance tasks assigned to different teams. See the role document below.

G: Goal
Present a slide show based on a Specific Learner Outcome
R:  Role
Research, create, and present their information on their specific outcome - each SLE will have a different role associated with it for the kids to get engaged with.
A: Audience
Fellow classmates, as well as grade 4 students as a motivational introductory activity for grade 5 Science
S:  Situation
Slide show presentation based on SLE's from Classroom Chemistry unit
P: Product/Performance and Purpose
The challenge is to create a slideshow presentation that will not only fully cover the designated SLE the student is working on, but to create a slideshow that will motivate and interest grade 4 students to the grade 5 curriculum
S: Standards & Criteria for Success
Students will create a minimum 8 slide presentation in the form of a slide show.  Each slide will contain detailed notes explaining each step of the process.  Students will include graphics, diagrams, and illustrations.

Other Evidence (Quizzes, test, etc)
End of unit test, teacher observation, slide show questionnaire (students go around to each slide show and answer questions based on that slide show) - These questions will be made up by the students once they have finished their slide shows.

Self Assessment
See student project evaluation #2 in "Welcome to the Learning Technology Project" booklet

Stage 3 - Learning Plan

Teaching and Learning Activities
W - 1) Curriculum has been taught.  2) Assignment will be given, complete with teacher made rubric

H - Mini presentation given as an exemplar for students to see.  Students will be presented with the opportunity to demonstrate SLE's to a younger grade.
E - Slide show survey - kids see all SLE's this way.

R - Reflecting and rethinking through student questionnaire.  Teacher made rubric will aid students in rehearsing, revising, and refining their work, along with self made questions for other        students to answer.

E - Exhibit in presentation, not only in the actual slide show, but presentation to the younger grade.  Self evaluation through student questionnaire.  

Lab Lessons

#1 Exploration of Presentation program from Appleworks. (60 minutes recommended, see tip sheets below)
Theme: animals
Launch Presentation
Make 4 slides to begin:
        -Title + name +add  clipping/picture from library
        -Title next slide dog. Using clippings library. Write one sentence.
-Title next slide with favorite animal.
 -Use google to find picture and copy to slide
-Title next slide with favorite animal.
 -Use google to find picture and download picture to folder. Show how to insert picture from folder.

Save + logoff

Classroom: work on story board for slide show. (Template included below)

#2 and 3
-Show students a sample slideshow (included below)
-Select background design for slide show from exercise folder. To save time, students selected a presentation template with a coloured background created by the teacher. You can teach students how to create their own background, but expect to add 20 to 30 minutes of lab time. These templates are included below.
-Save as initials.chemistry
-Create slide show.

#4, 5 and 6
-Demonstrate slideshow transitions and play mode.
-Show e-dictionaries. Continue slide show.

#7 and 8
-Student Presentations and Evaluations

Additional Teacher Resources
These are documents for teachers and/or students that were developed to support the project.  Documents will always be available in pdf format as well as in the original format created (e.g. MS Word, AppleWorks, Inspiration, etc)


Click to download Rubric

Student Exemplars

The following exemplars represent an excellent, adequate and limited student samples. Please click on the exemplar to download a copy.

 Last Modified: 16 August,2005