Lesson Plan

Chemical Energy Review Session

Students, through the inquiry process, demonstrate knowledge of properties, forms, changes and interactions of physical and chemical systems.
Dietrich P.
Pre-Service
Montana State University
Bozeman, MT
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My Grades 7, 8, 9, 10, 11
My Subjects Science
Objectives

Lesson Objectives/Instructional Outcomes: (Framework Domain 1c: Setting Instructional Goals)

Outline the concept, knowledge, skill, or application students can demonstrate upon lesson completion. This may be the same as or very similar to the content standard; however, it could be narrower or perhaps broader. Objectives may be stated in the form of critical questions students should be able to answer.

Students will define what an atom is.
Students will model the shape and components of an atom using the Bohr Model.
Students will recognize the relationship between atoms and matter.
Students will be able to identify the different charges of each of the particles that make up an atom.
Students will be able to apply their knowledge of electrical charges to protons, electrons, and neutrons to explain how these charges impact the shape of an atom.
Students will define what an element is.
Students will make sure of a periodic table to identify elements by their proper chemical name and symbol.
Students will discover the relationship between matter, atoms, and elements, in how they work together to make up the physical world and space.
Students will be able to recognize electron energy shells associated with each individual element.Students will demonstrate that bonds form between atoms based on the number of electrons in their electron energy shells.

Subjects
Science
Grades 8
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Student Notes

1 Introduction- Anticipatory Set:

For this lesson I wanted to hook students with an attention getter immediately as review sessions can be a lull for some students as they feel that they are simply learning old material over again and will tune out most of the information. To bring my students focus in I begin with a friendly class challenge using the website “Kahoot.it.” Kahoot is a website designed for a teacher to create a question set, discussion forum, or survey for their students, in this activity students will utilize their mobile internet device(note if students do not have a device they will be given one for the class period). I chose to use this application as a pre-assessment to find my students level of understanding of the material we would be covering in the review session. The competitive aspect of this tool comes from the point system that is integrated into the questionnaire. Each time a student answers a question correctly they are awarded with points, the faster a student is able to respond to the question the more points they receive. I will utilize this application to tie into my second part of the lesson by awarding the top scoring student’s team first pick in the Jeopardy review game. In the pre-assessment students answer 10 questions about the primary concepts associated with each of the subjects covered in this review lesson.

Student Instructions

1. Use your mobile internet device to connect to: Kahoot.it. 

2. Enter the Game Pin.

3. Enter your user name is your first name and last initial.

4. Wait for the teacher to begin the quiz.

2 Instructional Activities: Includes questioning techniques, grouping strategies, pedagogical approaches.

Following the introduction activity the class will be organized for participating in a Jeopardy themed review session of topics over the chemical energy unit. To begin the classroom will be divided into two teams of 10 students. The students will then move their desks into a circle shape and choose their starting answerer and score keeper. The student tasked with answering will be given a cowbell, after the end of each question the student answer for each group will pass their cowbell to the left allowing for all students to get a fair chance to answer. Students will gain points for correct answers and lose points for incorrect answers to help prevent pure guesswork.

 

Upon finishing the Jeopdardy activity teams will then be able to bet however many points they have in a final round of a Kahoot questionnaire. The team with the highest average score will win the final round and determine how many points they receive. The team with the lowest average score will lose the amount of points they bet. This Kahoot activity will also serve as a post-assessment similar to that of the introduction activity this will involve 10 questions covering concepts that are similar to the original questions but require more content application and critical thinking. 

Student Instructions

1. Count off in in 5's. Each team should have 4 students.

2. Each team must elect a score keeper.

3. One member will begin with the bell, they must pass the bell to their left after each round.

4. Add points for correct answers, subtract points for incorrect answers. 

3 Wrap Up- Synthesis/Closure:

To close out the lesson I will review with students the lesson objectives of the day written on the board covering the key concepts of each of the primary topics we discussed. I will then open the remaining class period up for discussion to answer any questions before the following class period where the class will finish their review of the chemical energy unit and then move onto taking their exam. If there are little to no questions and there is still time left in the class period I will review misconceptions from the previous lessons to hopefully either remind students of what mistakes to avoid on the exam or prompt them for questions they may have after hearing about misconceptions again.  

Student Instructions

1. Use your mobile internet device to connect to: Kahoot.it. 

2. Enter the Game Pin.

3. Enter your user name is your first name and last initial.

4. Wait for the teacher to begin the quiz.