Characteristic of Learning: Authentic

Level of Technology Infusion Into the Curriculum: Entry

Lesson Title: What’s the Evidence? (How do rocks and fossils show that environmental conditions have changed over geologic and recent time?)

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Grade Level: 5

Classroom Configuration

  • Whole group instruction, using a projector (interactive white board optional)

Arizona State Content Standards

Science

Concept 1: Structure of the Earth

      • Describe the composition and interactions between the structure of the Earth and its atmosphere.
        • PO 4. Describe how the rock and fossil records show that environmental conditions have changed over geologic and recent time.

      Arizona Common Core State Standards ELA

      Research to Build and Present Knowledge

      5.W.8

      Recall relevant information from experiences or gather relevant information from print or digital sources; summarize or paraphrase information in notes and finished work, and provide a list of sources.

Arizona Educational Technology Standards (2009)

  • Strand 3: Research and Information Literacy
    • Concept 2: Processing, Locate, organize, analyze, evaluate, synthesize, and ethically use information from a variety of sources and media.
      • PO 4. Synthesize research information to create new understanding.

Objectives

  • Students will identify how rock and fossil records show how the environment has changed over time by creating a KWL chart as a class.

Procedure

  1. Create a KWL (What do I Know, What do I Want to Know, What I Learned) chart about how rocks and fossils can show how the Earth has changed over time. Students and teacher will fill out the K and W section of the chart together. Students and teacher will use a pre-created KWL chart from Microsoft Word or another similar application.
  2. Students will watch Natural Phenomena: Rocks Fossils and Earth History via a projector, as a class.
  3. Teacher will facilitate a discussion regarding what students learned about how rocks and fossils can show how the Earth has changed over time.
  4. Students will fill out the L section of the KWL chart on their own paper while teacher types the information into a KWL chart on the computer connected to a projector. Students will cite the video they acquired the information from.

Materials

  • Natural Phenomena: Rocks Fossils and Earth History

Maslowski Wildlife Productions, 1998. Full Video. 2 September 2010. <http://www.discoveryeducation.com/>

http://player.discoveryeducation.com/index.cfm?guidAssetId=49FF6E72-4A7E-440C-892E-CA0CE63CEDC0&blnFromSearch=1&productcode=US

or

http://www.videopediaworld.com/video/26740/Natural-Phenomena-Rocks-Fossils-And-Earth-History

  • Projector
  • Computer
  • Speakers
  • Microsoft Word, Google Docs docs.google.com, Apple Pages, other word publishing – KWL chart
  • (interactive white board optional)

Assessment

  • Teacher will review each student's worksheets, paying specific attention to the L column of the KWL Chart, for evidence of understanding of the concept.

Technology Integration Matrix

Active

Collaborative

Constructive

Authentic

Goal Directed