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Science Lesson Planning

Date 12-3-2017 Mariam Abdulrahman


Time 45 minutes School Sama American Private School

MCT Garnel Desravins Grade 1-B

Lesson UNIT 8- Objects in the Sky. No of
unit/pag Lesson 2: How does the sky student 20
e seem to change? s
Pages: 308- 309.
Context of the lesson

This lesson is the second lesson in unit 8 which is the objects in the sky.
Teaching goals:

The aim of this lesson is to make sure students have understood the moon phases.
Learning objectives:

- To identify moon phases.

- Create moon phases pattern.
Assumptions about prior learning:

- Students know that there is a moon in the sky.

- Students know what is the moon and the objects that in the sky at night time.
Anticipated problems and possible solutions:
- Problem: might be the PowerPoint will not download on teacher computer.
- Solution: I will explain it without PowerPoint.

- Problem: maybe the students will be noisy.

- Solution: I will remind them about the classroom rules and reward system.
Personal focus for this lesson:
- Managing students during explaining the lesson by using a bill and reward system.
Target language: Teacher language:

- What can you see in the sky at night

1. Phases.
2. New moon. - What is the moon?
3. First quarter moon. - What is the name of the object that
bright in the sky at night time?
4. Full moon.
- What does the puzzle show?
5. Third quarter. - How many shapes of the moon do
6. Reflect you see in your puzzle?
- What are the moon phases?
- Does the moon stay round in the
sky all time or it changes?
- Why the shapes of the moon change
during a month?
- Do you think the phases of the
moon are repeated?
- How is the moonshine if it does not
have a light?
Main tasks or activities: Materials:

1. Puzzle.
1. Start asking one riddle question.
2. Video.
2. I will give students a puzzle game to solve it
3. Sphere shape for represent the moon phases.
then, I will ask them some questions about it.
4. Create moon phases by using: (plate- scissors
3. Watch a video about the moon phases.
glue color pen- moon pictures).
5. Baskets.
6. Worksheet.
4. Explain four moon phases by using object.
7. Ball.
5. Individual activity: Create moon phases by
8. Reword system.
using the materials (plate- scissors glue
9. Puppet.
color pen- moon pictures).
6. Differentiation activity for low and middle
students. (Working in pairs).
7. Throwing & catching the ball (contain moon
Consider these grouping strategies: Consider where the children are
- Pairs. working:
- Individual. - Working in classroom.
- Group work.
Planning Stages Within the 5-E Inquiry Model


Questions for whole group discussion:

- What is the name of the object that bright in the sky at night?
- What does the puzzle show?
- How many shapes of moon do you see on your puzzle?
- What are the moon phases?

- The students will guess
- Ask students a question about the riddle. the riddle answer.
- Give students a puzzle game. After finishing, - The students will fix the
ask them some questions. puzzle to answer the


Activities (list) Driving Question

I will watch a video for the students - Does the moon

about the moon phases.
stay round in the sky
https://www.youtube.com/watch? all time or it
v=GvkrC4HSLkM&feature=youtu.be changes?
- Why the shapes of
the moon change
during a month?
- Do you think the
phases of the moon
are repeated?
- How is the
moonshine if it does
not have a light?

Teacher Student

After watching a video I will ask some Students will watch a video and
questions for the students about the video. they have to focus to answer the

Student Communication Product:

The students will discuss together to know the answers.

Content Media:
- PowerPoint.

Teacher Student

- I will explain the four phases as a story. I will - Students have to

bring a puppet to show them the object of moon listen to teacher
phases and telling a simple the information explanation to know
about each moon phase. how the moon looks
in each phase.
- I will give students activity that related to the
story. I will give them some materials to create a
moon phases pattern. After that I will say for - Each student will
them the name of moon phase and they have to get the materials
point to the correct moon by moving the arrow. (Plate-Moon phases-
scissors-glue and
pencil). They have
1- Cut moon
2- Stick it on their
3- Write the name
of each phase.

- Listen what teacher

says and apply it on
your moon phases
pattern by moving the
arrow for example:
move the arrow to new
moon phases so, the
student will move it to
correct phase.

Elaborate (10 minutes)

Activities: Teacher Student

(Differentiation activity)

Low-level: (Pairs) - Explain - Low-level: Students

- Ask students to read the and tell will read the word
word under each square. Then, the that under each
choose a correct moon phase to instruction empty square. Then
stick it on correct square. s for the they will stick a
students. correct picture in the
Middle-level: (Pairs). square.
- Ask students to write moon - Give the - Middle-level:
phases in order under each materials Students will read
square after that, start sticks for each the words bank to
the moon phases on correct pairs. help them during
square. writing. After that,
- they have to write
the word under each
empty square in
order. Then, they will
stick a correct
picture in the

Knowledge Learning Objectives Assessment Instrument
Throwing & catching the ball. The ball contains the moon Observing.
phases I will throw the ball for one student in each group
then; I will ask the student to point to any moon
phase that I will say it.

Plan B: If there is a time: I will make a

competition between the groups. A short game
includes different kind of questions about the
moon phases.
Teacher Student

- Tell the instructions for the students. - Students have to

- Throw a ball for a quiet student. catch the ball.
- Tell for the student to point in the name of the
phase that I will say. For example I will say the
- Students have to
name of the phase then, student will point on it. listen to the teacher
- If the student will point all the phases correctly to know the name of
their group will get one point. the phase that
he/she have to point