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Grade 7: Science: Earth's Crust

Instructional Design: Adriana Bryenton

Stage 1 - Desired Results

Established Goals:
Specific Outcomes:
Investigate, demonstrate and interpret evidence that Earth’s surface undergoes both gradual and sudden changes.

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.

General Outcomes:
Observe patterns in the nature and distribution of Earth’s materials, and in the kinds of changes that take place.

Essential Questions:
What do we know about Earth and about its surface below?
What evidence do we have, and how do we use this evidence in developing an understanding of Earth and its changes?

Students will know:
theory of plate tectonics  
rocks and minerals
rock cycle
Mountain formation
crust movement
weathering and erosion/changing surface
sea-floor spreading

Students will be able to:
Break down the topic assigned into what you will research
Use Inspirations to create a web of your topic.
Use Hyperstudio to visually display the topic and add written information

Stage 2 - Assessment Evidence

Performance Task(s)
Use Hyperstudio to display one of the listed topics visually and in written form. For students who advance quickly, animation and audio may be added.

Include 3 visuals with written information.

See work description.

Other Evidence (Quizzes, test, etc)
Teacher’s observation

Self Assessment
Student self-assessment (which will be done at the end of this project)

Stage 3 - Learning Plan

Teaching and Learning Activities
Grade 7 Science- Planet Earth
        Period 1 in lab: Introduction to Inspiration-
Rapid Fire
Change font, etc
Add notes
Add graphics

        Period 2 in lab: Finish research with Inspiration, add notes
Have students build Webography and bibliography

        Period 3 in lab:Intro to Hyperstudio
Show example
Create card
Add background
Change text size, font, etc.
Add button-action
Add pictures

        Period 4 in lab: students work on presentation-
Show how to do animation and sound clips if students are  ready

        Period 5 in lab: Students continue working on presentation-
Add pictures and animation

        Period 6 in lab: students start presenting-
Have them fill out a peer evaluation using the rubric.

Additional Teacher Resources
These are documents for teachers and/or students that were developed to support the project.  You will require MS Word to view the following documents.



Click to download Rubric RubricEarthCrust.jpg

Student Exemplars

The following exemplars represent an excellent and limited student samples. Please click on the exemplar to download a copy.  NB - You will need Inspiration 6.x and HyperStudio installed on your computer to view.

 Last Modified: 17 August,2005