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5E NGSS Lesson Planning Template

NGSS Lesson Planning Template
Grade/ Grade Band:
Lesson # _____ in a series of _____ lessons
Brief Lesson Description:
Management Concerns: (Groupings, accommodations for special needs, how students will gain access to materials, etc)
Materials Needed:
Performance Expectation(s):
Cultural Standards:
Learning Objectives:
Narrative / Background Information
Prior Student Knowledge:
Science & Engineering Practices:
Disciplinary Core Ideas:
Crosscutting Concepts:
Possible Preconceptions/Misconceptions:
Strategies for Differentiation:
(Do what you can with this--we haven't addressed this specifically, yet)
ENGAGE: Opening Activity – Access Prior Learning / Stimulate Interest / Generate Questions: Describe how the teacher
will capture students’ interest and draw out prior knowledge.
What kind of questions should the students ask themselves after the engagement?
EXPLORE: Lesson Description – List Probing or Clarifying Questions: Describe what hands-on/minds-on activities students will
be doing & List “big idea” conceptual questions the teacher will use to encourage and/or focus students’ exploration
EXPLAIN: Concepts Explained and Vocabulary Defined: Student explanations should precede introduction of terms or explanations by
the teacher. What questions or techniques will the teacher use to help students connect their exploration to the concept under examination?
List higher order thinking questions teachers will use to elicit student explanations and help them to justify their explanations.
What vocabulary will be introduced and how will it connect to students’ observations?
Concepts & Vocabulary:
ELABORATE: Applications, Connections, and Extensions: Describe how students will develop a more sophisticated understanding
of the concept.
How is this knowledge applied in our daily lives?
How can ideas be extended to new concepts?
EVALUATE: How will students demonstrate that they have achieved the lesson objective?
This should be embedded throughout the lesson as well as at the end of the lesson
Formative Monitoring (Questioning / Discussion):
Summative Assessment (Quiz / Project / Report):