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SETON HILL UNIVERSITY

Lesson Plan Template


TOPIC

Gravity

Name

Miss Lauren Kaputa

Subject

Science

Grade Level

2nd Grade

Date/Duration

One Week

Big Ideas

Gravity is a force between two opposing objects.

Essential
Questions

What is gravity?
Where is gravity?
What does gravity do?

PA/Common
Core/Standards

Standard Area 3.3A: Earth and Space Sciences-Earth


Structures, Processes, and Cycles
Standard Area 3.5: Earth Sciences
Standard Area AL 1: Initiative and Curiosity
Standard Area AL 2: Engagement and Persistence
Standard Area AL 3: Reasoning and Problem Solving

Objective

Bloom's
Taxonomy

Webb's Depth of
Knowledge
(DOK)
Formative &
Summative
Assessment
Evidence

Students will be able to describe gravity as a force


between objects.
By the end of this lesson, the student will be able to
demonstrate gravitational forces by using objects.
Students will collect and display information on gravity
(DOK-Level 2)

Learning log at the conclusion of the lesson.

CK

ISTE Standards
for Students

Framework for
21st Century
Learning

Accommodations
, Modifications

1a: Articulate and set personal learning goals, develop


strategies leveraging technology to achieve them and
reflect on the learning process itself to improve learning
outcomes.
1b: Students build networks and customize their
learning environments in ways that support the learning
process.
Desks are arranged in original manner so student A can
visually the room. Heavier materials can be used that
student A will hear hit the floor if they have trouble
seeing. Materials change can include a piece of paper
and a tennis ball.

SUPERVISING
TEACHERS
SIGNATURE

Seton Hill University Lesson Plan Template Step-by-Step


Procedures
RATIONALE for
the Learning
Plan

Students will enter this lesson having minimal prior knowledge


on gravity. The students will know that an object travels to the
ground if you drop it. The students will begin to learn how
gravity is responsible. The lesson below allows students to
grasp these concepts while implementing PA standards.

Introduction

Activating Prior Knowledge


Ask students if they know what gravity is.
Ask students if gravity is something they can see.
Hook/Lead-In/Anticipatory Set
The instructor is going to engage the students by asking
them to get out their netbooks and crumble a piece of
paper.

CK

Explicit
Instructions

Big Idea Statement


Gravity is a source between two opposing objects.
Essential Questions Statement
What is gravity?
Where is gravity?
What does gravity do?
Objective Statement
Students will state what gravity is.
Students will explain where gravity is found.
Students will explain what gravity does.
Transition
After students have crumbled a piece of notebook paper
up, they will walk to the front of the room with the
crumbled piece, and a regular piece.
Key Vocabulary
Gravity
Force
Mass
Shapes

Lesson
Procedure

PreAssessment of Students
During a teacher initiated discussion, students will
discuss if they every have dropped anything before.
Modeling of the Concept
Instructor will join the students in the front of the class
with a piece of crumbled paper and a piece of regular
paper. Instructor will explain that they are all going to
drop both piece of paper at the same exact time.
Guiding the Practice
Teacher will ask students which piece of paper they think
will hit the ground first.
Providing the Independent Practice
Students will drop both pieces of paper at the same time
and see which model hits the ground first.
Transition
Before children transition back to their seats, instructor
will ask students why they think the crumbled paper hit
the ground first. Students and instructor will begin a
conversation on mass and different shapes of objects
when they return back to their seats.

Reading
Materials
Technology
Equipment
Supplies

Crumbled notebook paper.


Regular notebook paper.

Evaluation of
Formal Evaluation
the
Students will complete a learning log. Students will write
Learning/Master
about the process they just learned. Entry must be at
y of the Concept
least 4 sentences in length.
Closure

Teacher
Self-reflection

Summary & Review of the Learning


Students will talk with the teacher independently to
explain their knowledge.
Students will fill out an exit slips that states what they
liked and disliked about the lesson.
Homework/Assignments
None

Objects other than paper could be used.


Activity should be longer in length.
Show students media on gravity.
Discuss more on the correlation to space.