Teacher Candidate: Tiffany Yehl
Date: 4/30/12-5/1/12
Cooperating Teacher: Mrs. Gardecki
Coop. Initials:
Group Size: 26/22
Grade Level: 5th grade
Allotted Time: 40 mins
Subject or Topic: Elements
Section: 176
S5.C.1.1, 3.2.5.A6
I. Performance Objectives (Learning Outcomes):
A. SWBAT explain what an element is and give some examples of them within their
B. SWBAT observe and record observations of objects to discuss properties of elements.
C. SWBAT record information in a study guide with a partner based on their learning
throughout the lesson.
II. Instructional Materials
 Textbooks
 Science study guide packets
 Science vocabulary sheets
 iMovie Meet the Elements
 Pencils
 Newspapers
 Magnifying glasses
 Metal and nonmetal objects
III. Subject Matter
A. Prerequisite Knowledge
1. Scientific observations
2. Scientific process of solving a problem
B. Matter
1. Everything that has mass and takes up space
2. Made up of over 100 substances
C. Elements
1. Basic substance that makes up all matter
2. Cannot be broken down into another substance
3. Called ‘building blocks’ of matter
D. Scientists
1. Aristotle-all things made up of earth, air, water, fire
2. Scientists broke down common substances to find elements
3. Learned elements can be artificially made and found in nature
E. Properties of elements
1. Many elements are shiny, metal, allow heat and electricity to pass through
them, can be hammered into sheets
2. Other elements are nonmetals and are the opposite of metals
IV. Implementation
A. Introduction
1. Play iMovie Meet the Elements to introduce the unit on matter
2. Explain that these are the topics that we will be learning about throughout
the chapter
3. Focus on the topic for the day which is elements
4. Have students get textbooks out
B. Development
1. Pass out sheets of newspaper and magnifying glasses to each table
2. Have students make observations about what they see
3. Compare color versus black and white print in the newspaper
4. Use prompted discussion questions from the textbook to help students
explore observing characteristics
5. After observing the newspaper, read section Building Blocks of Matter on
page B8-10
6. Stop after first three paragraphs to discuss matter and elements and ask
questions to help guide student comprehension
7. Next, stop after B9 page to discuss various theories about elements
8. Stop after page B10 to discuss observations and relate back to the
newspaper observations the students did
9. Relate the elements to the iMovie they watched
10. Have objects displayed on a tray and ask students if they think they are
metals or nonmetals
11. Explain that when we learn more about elements and the periodic table we
will talk more about elements that are metals or nonmetals
C. Closure
Pass out the study guides for Chapter 1 Unit B
Have students fill in the study guide with a partner at their table
Students will also fill in the word element on their vocabulary sheet
Go over the study guide and element definition as a whole class to review
the material learned that day
D. Accommodations
1. Visual, auditory and kinesthetic approaches to learning used in order to meet
various learning styles of students.
2. Directions will be repeated for students to understand them.
3. Help will be given in filling out the study guide to those with undeveloped
fine motor skills.
4. Students may work with partners during class to allow students to engage in
cooperative learning experiences and practice socialization with peers.
V. Evaluation of Students
A. Study guides will be checked as students are filling them out to ensure correct
information is being learned.
B. Informal observations will be made while students are answering questions and
talking with partners.
VI. Reflective Response
A. Report of Students’ Performance in Terms of Stated Objectives
B. Personal Reflection