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SCIENCE GRADE 4 MATERIALS

Practicum Lesson Number


Topic and Focus

Time of Lesson

12.30-1.30pm

Materials Testing of materials and stability of materials for different purposes

Duration of lesson

1 hour

Year Level

Supervisor

Class Size

Learning Focus:
AUSVELS Strands Level:

Domains

Dimensions

Key elements of standards to which lesson is focussed

Discipline- Based Learning Level


4

Science

Chemical Sciences

Natural and processed materials have a range of physical properties; These properties can influence their use.

Interdisciplinary Learning

Communication

Listening, Viewing, and


Responding
Thinking Processes

Students Background Knowledge


Resources and Materials
Student Teacher Focus

Student have some previous knowledge of what sinks and what floats

Butchers paper, pencils, kits for students containing materials for Leak, Soak, Repel activity, multiple pairs of gloves for Gripping Gloves activity, whiteboard marker
Classroom management, how students are responding to activities for assignment.

Stage of lesson

Stage 1 Introduction

Engage

Tasks

Introduce ourselves to the students

Time

15
minutes

Discuss what waterproof is elicit students


questions about properties of materials and
use of materials in everyday life
Gripping Gloves
Students will look at different gloves and
determine what they are used for if they
believe they are waterproof

Stage 2 Body of lesson


Explore

Student action

Teacher action

What will students be doing?


Explain how the students are
expected to work.

What will you do during this time? What prompting questions may you
need to prepare? How will you monitor student progress and needs?
What preparations have you made for early finishers so that they will
be extended in a relevant and interesting way?

- Students will be
listening
cooperatively
- Responding to
questions when
asked
- Acknowledgment of
hand up
- Participating in
class discussion

- Teacher will introduce themselves to the class


- Write the learning intention on the board/paper
- Prompt questions to get students engaged in
brainstorm
- Explanation of Gripping Gloves activity

. - Students will be
Leak, Soak or Repel experiment
Students test a number of materials and determine if
they leak, soak or repel

30 minutes

Students complete worksheet based on their finding from


materials.
Students work individually to complete this task

listening
cooperatively
- Responding to
questions when
asked
- Acknowledgment of
hand up
- Participating in
class discussion

Explain experiment to students


Ensure students are working safely

- Participating in activity

Stage 3: Conclusion
How will you draw the
findings of the lesson
together so that the students
can evaluate what they have
learnt?

. - Students will be
Using butchers paper list the common properties of
waterproof materials
Students discuss their finding with teacher and other
students

10 minutes

listening
cooperatively
- Responding to
questions when
asked
- Acknowledgment of
hand up
- Participating in
class discussion

- Writing answers on butchers paper


- Ensure students are cooperating
- Prompt questions to ensure students are engaged in activity

- Give answers from their


worksheet

Stage 5: Closure
Do you need to prepare the
students for handing over to
another teacher, or another
subject

Prepare students to go back to class