Lesson Plan Template Teacher name Kathy Leadbetter Subject Science: Earth Patterns, Cycles and Change Grade Level 3rd grade Time duration 40mins Materials needed Computer with internet access Glue sticks Journals Keyboard Mouse Smartboard Worksheets SOL 3.8 The student will investigate and understand basic patterns and cycles occurring in nature. Key concepts include c) plant life cycles. Lesson Objective Technological Standards: Goal 1: Students are able to demonstrate basic operational skills with computers and internet browsers. Goal 2: Students are able to use input and output devices (mouse and keyboard). Purpose of the lesson Students will be able to describe how plants grow from seed to plant. Students will be able to identify parts of a plant and their functions. Students will be able to use technology to search for information about the parts of a plant and life cycle of a plant. Students will learn that in the plant life cycle, a seed grows into a new plant that Activity forms seeds. Then the new seeds repeat the life cycle. Access prior knowledge by bringing in a plant and ask the students to tell you how they think plants grow. Then, ask them to identify the parts of the plant. Explain to the students that they will be using the internet to find information on the life cycle of plants and its parts. Once they access the websites given, they are to find answers to the questions on the worksheets given to them. I will then hand out a worksheet with a list of websites; a worksheet with ten questions about the life cycle of a plant; and a worksheet for labeling the parts of a plant. I will model what the students are to do by pulling up a website about plants and then use information found on the website to answer the one of the questions on the worksheets. Advise students they are to do the same and once they have finished filling out the life cycle and plant parts worksheets, they are to glue them separately in their science journal. I will model how to fold the worksheets and then glue them in the journal. I will inform students that some of the websites are videos and/or games. I will introduce the objectives of the lesson and write them on an anchor chart so students can go back to look at them. I will hand students a copy of each worksheet and a computer which they will share with a partner. Have students look on the internet using the following websites to answer questions about the life cycle and identify parts of a plant http://www2.bgfl.org/bgfl2/custom/resources_ftp/client_ftp/ks2/science/plants_pt2 /index.htm http://studyjams.scholastic.com/studyjams/jams/science/plants/plantadaptations.htm https://jr.brainpop.com/science/plants/plantlifecycle/sequenceorder/ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mZ3fRX1yqyM https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xfcw1reQzWQ As students work on their assignment, I will walk around the room to answer questions and guide them. Assessment Once the worksheets are finished and glued in the students journals, I will collect them for grading. Based on the results, I will determine if I need to reteach the lesson.