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rocks_planning - Year 3/4 Classes 9,10,11 Short Term...

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Year 3/4 Classes 9,10,11 Short Term Planning in Science Topic Date Investigational objectives Other objectives Activities Resources Week 1 1-11-04 Lesson 1 1 Hour That rocks have been around many many times longer than people. That rocks are part of the rock cycle. That the rock cycle takes a very very very long time. That beneath all surfaces lies rock. 1. Show chn. the poem Earth’s Clock. Discuss what it means and sketch the main events roughly on a time line to help chn. visualise the time differences. 2. Ask chn. to look at the photocopy of the rock cycle . Stick in books for later use . Read the labels on the main diagram and make it clear that this process lasts millions of years. The earth is 4600 million years old. 3. Give children a selection of books and ask them to find photos and diagrams of volcanoes. 4. Children to create a piece of artwork (using oil pastels and red paint on black sugar paper?) to record the importance and power of volcanoes. 5. Show children the Volcano poem. Discuss. Earth’s clock poem Rock cycles photocopies Earth books Black sugar paper Oil pastels/red paint for spattering. Volcano poem Children who did not meet the learning objectives. Children who surpassed the learning objectives. Date Investigational objectives Other objectives Activities Resources Week 2 8-11-04 Lesson 2 1 hour To observe and compare rocks That rocks can be grouped according to observable characteristics. 1. Introduce the video by saying it will demonstrate how different types of rocks have been formed. Children to take notes of different rock names and how formed. Or remember this for a quick quiz afterwards. 2. Show children the first 2 sections of the Essential Guide to Rocks video (Chalk and sweets). 3. Quick quiz/review of rock facts noted. 4. Present children with an collection of rocks to group in terms of shape, size, texture or colour. Use hand lenses if they wish. Ask other children to guess the criterion used by each group just by looking at the groups. 5. Children to record in writing or by drawing how they grouped their rocks. 6. Show children Chalk poem. Essential Guide to Rocks video Collections of rocks. Hand lenses. Chalk poem Children who did not meet the learning objectives. Children who surpassed the learning objectives. Date Investigational objectives Other objectives Activities Resources Week 3 15-11-04 Lesson 3 1 hour can extend into lesson 6 To decide how to record their results. Making a fair test. To observe differences and make comparisons. That differences between rocks can be identified by testing. 1. Demonstrate how you can compare how easily rocks can be worn away by rubbing them against each other. !SAFETY Don’t get the rock particles in your eyes! Ask children to suggest ways to record results to compare different types of rock and how they could keep the test fair. 2.
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