# Lesson Plan Sept 6-9 - 8thgradescienceoliver

```Maria DiDomenico
Lesson Plan for the Week of: September 6-9
Module: Properties of Matter
Date
Instruction
Objective
TLWBAT
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
September 5- Labor Day
September 6
September 7
September 8
September 9
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Students will be
able to apply
their prior
knowledge of
science to
individually
develop at least
2 rules and
procedures of
the classroom.
Students will
work in groups
m to categorize
and combined
the rules
created to
create with a
concise list of
classroom rules.
Students will be
able to identify
laboratory
glassware and
discuss their
appropriate
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Students will be
able to
collaborate to
define the
words property,
matter, mass,
volume, density
using a variety
of reference
science books
given to each
groups.
Students will
define the word
property based
on the
observation of
characteristics
of objects.(
candle, marble,
rock, paper
towel.)
Using their
definition of
property
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Students will
predict the mass
and volume of
solids and
liquids.
Students will be
able to
demonstrate
their ability to
measure a
uniform solid to
find the volume.
Students will be
able to
accurately use a
scale (balance)
to measure the
mass of solids
and liquids.
Students will
develop and
construct their
own process to
measure the
volume of a
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Students will be
able to identify
the relationship
between mass
and volume to
understand the
property of
density.
Students will
predict the
density of
objects from
previous days
lab (Black, rock,
oil water) based
on their mass
and volume.
Students will
use the
relationship
(m/v=D) to
determine the
density of the
objects.
Students will
uses in the lab.
NJCCS/CPIs
5.1.8.B.3
5.1.8.B.4
5.1.8.D.1
5.1.8.D.3
determine what
the unit
Properties of
Matter will be
on.(Defining
Mass and
Volume as
characteristics
of matter)
5.1.8.A.3
5.1.8.B.4
5.1.8.D.1
5.1.8.D.2
uniform solid
(rock) using a
cylinder and
water
(Displacement).
 Students will
use the
cylinder and
meniscus to
of a liquid
accurately.
 Students will
demonstrate
their
understand of
accuracy and
precision based
on the correct
usage of
scientific
equipment
(beaker vrs
cylinder)
5.2.4.A.3
5.2.6.A.1
5.1.8.A.2
5.1.8.B.1
5.1.8.D.1
5.1.8.D.3
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predict whether
an object will
float of sink
based on the
Density of water
being 1 g/ml,
and the density
the have
calculated for
the objects.
Students will
test their
predictions of
sinking and
floating. And
modify their
prior ideas
based on the
evidence and
data.
5.2.6.A.2
5.2.6.A.3
5.1.8.A.1
5.1.8.A.2
5.1.8.D.1
5.1.8.D.3
Instructional
Procedure
Engagement: What are
the reasons scientists
need to follow
procedures and rules?
Quick Write (in
notebook): Write 2 rules
each we need to follow
in this science class to
be successful in
learning.
Engagement: The word
“Stuff” will be written
on the board.
Quick write: This is what
we will be studying,
what does this mean?
Engagement: You have
1 lb of feathers, a 1 lb of
rocks, and 1 lb of sugar.
Quick Write: Which
would be greatest in
volume and density?
Each group will be
provided with a small
cup with a candle,
marble, rock and paper
towel. The students are
Students will discuss
and compare the
to observe and describe
each object as many
students, and determine ways as possible. Then
if there is a consensus of they must come up with
opinion. Students will
a definition for the word
property based on these
their groups of 4-5 and
characteristics
each group will be asked (properties of each
to provide 3-4 rules per object).
group that will be
included in classroom
Each group will confer
rules and procedures.
with the reference
books to define the
Students will be given a words matter, mass and
very short lab safety
volume and will prepare
Students will be working
in groups of 4-5. To
facilitate students in
being responsible team
members the following
jobs were created.
Students themselves
decide who in the group
will be:
1. Captain - This
person is in charge of
seeing to it that the
group is organized, gets
started on projects
quickly and everyone
knows what to do.
2. Monitor - This
person keeps track of
time to keep the group
working smoothly. This
Engagement:
1. Principle: If you pack
more mass into a the
same volume, it's more
dense.
Common experience:
going on vacation,
suitcase is too full to
close
Quick Write:
Here are two other
principles
2. Principle: If you pack
the same mass into a
smaller volume, it's
more dense.
3. Principle: Just
because something has
more mass doesn't
mean it's more dense.
Come up with two
common experiences
that would fit the
principle.
Students will work in
the same groups. They
quiz.
Students will be
introduced to the class
wikispage online. This
space will allow for
students to be in
constant knowledge of
what is to come. I will
post lesson plans as well
as several websites to
visit. This will serve as a
communication tool.
The students will have
weekly assignments in
which they will have to
post responses to
questions I post online.
Students will be
introduced to journal/
notebook, glassware
and materials that will
be used throughout the
Properties of Matter
cylinder, scale, Beaker, )
a small presentation for
the class on large post-it
paper. What “property
of matter” means to
and draw a diagram of
the relationship
between the words.
person also sees to it
that the group has
everything it needs. The
monitor is the only
person who can pull the
captain aside and
remind her/him that
s/he is not doing her/his
job if the captain is off
3. Recorder - This
person sees to it that
the group has all the
information it needs.
This person sees to it
that notes are taken or
that information is
copied from a website
and saved. This person
responsibility to make
sure that the team's
work is original and not
plagiarized.
4. Reporter - This
person is in charge of
reporting the group's
accomplishments. When
the group presents a
final product, the
reporter is in charge of
seeing that it gets done
on time and well.
will switch positions in
the group.
Groups will be given the
same materials as
previous lab (odd
shaped rock, Water,
Veg. Oil, scale, beakers,
well as some anomaly
objects such as a lava
rock (porous) a bolt
(very dense), and a
moth ball (very dense,
very small), aluminum
foil ball (low denisty).
determine which
objects will sink or float
of water based on the
mass-volume
relationship. Groups will
their own method of
testing their predictions.
Each student will be
responsible for
completing lab sheet
individually.
Each group will be given
a uniform solid (Block),
a non-uniform solid
(odd shaped rock),
Water, Veg. Oil, scale,
cylinder. Their goals is
to measure the mass
and the volume of each
object using prior math
volume skills as well as
using prior knowledge
of displacement to
measure volume.
DifferentiationModifications
Students will work both
individually and
collectively to make the
rules of the classroom.
Students will be
provided with visual
demonstration how to
use as well as the names
of the scientific tools.
Each group will be
provided with science
reference books at
The class wiki (online),
will have a interactive
page that will allow for
pictorial explanations of
the words, property,
matter, mass, and
volume.
The wikispace has
several resources online
that will help those
groups who are
struggling with the nonuniform solid to learn
displacement and
volume. Also the
reference books have
many explanations of
this concept. Also real
world explanation will
be given to help explain
displacement (sitting in
a bath-tub).
Each student will be
responsible for
completing lab sheet
individually. The
worksheet includes area
for explanation of the
concepts of density,
mass, volume, sinking,
floating (buoyancy) in
many ways including
mathematically,
verbally, pictorially.
Students will also be
able to reference the
wikispace and reference
books for assistance in
the lab.
Assessment
Diagnostics: Assess
writing and
collaborative skills.
Determine the extent of
background knowledge
in science lab safety.
Assessing eyesight
issues for seat
arrangement.
Students will work in
groups to prepare their
definitions on a large
post-it to present to the
class.
Exit Ticket: Students will
write a statement on to
create a concise
definition to use for
each word definitions
from the group
presentations.
Students will
individually complete 2
lab sheets, one for mass
and the other for
volume.
Homework
Daily: Any work
that is not
complete in
class, must be
completed for
homework…all
notebooks are
to be in class
every day or
student is
unprepared.
Students must have lab
safety sheet signed by
parent/ guardian.
Students will reflect on
the classroom rules that
were created to choose
one rule that they
believe needs to be
enforced the most and
what are the
consequences of the
class. They must write 35 sentences on why
they choose that rule
and the consequences.
Now that you know the
meanings of the words,
property, matter, mass
and volume? Reflect on
and rewrite what Stuff is
as it pertains to
Properties of Matter
unit. Way did I write
Stuff on the board?
Do you think air has a
mass and volume?
Explain in 3-5 sentences
Students will complete a
density lab worksheet.
They will also be
responsible for an
online wikispace post
based on the past two
days lab on mass,
volume, density.
Wiki Post QuestionCritical Thinking: Explain
why boats float on
water in relationship to
the vocabulary from the
labs. During a storm,
why do boats who take
on water sink?
Water has a Density of
1g/ml. Explain why oil
floats on water in 3-5
sentences.
Teacher Notes
Listen and confer to
establish the
atmosphere and
interest.
Listen and walk around
to each group to
group collaboration and
Observation skills
The groups will be
heterogeneous and
each student can use
their strengths to work
to complete the labs by
allowing them to fill
positions in the group.
Listen and confer with
groups to facilitate the
lab.
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