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KUTZTOWN UNIVERSITY

ELEMENTARY EDUCATION DEPARTMENT


LESSON PLAN FORMAT

Teacher Candidate:

Jessica Barsky

Cooperating Teacher:

N/A

Group Size:

20

Subject or Topic:

Allotted Time

Date:
Coop. Initials

N/A

45mins Grade Level 3

Hail

Section

STANDARD:
3.2.3.A2 Recognize that all objects and materials in the world are made of matter.
I. Performance Objectives (Learning Outcomes):
Students will be able to understand what hail is and how it forms.
II. Instructional Materials
Youtube video 1
Youtube video 2
Hail measurement worksheet
Ruler
Frozen pea
Golf ball
Baseball
Softball
Quarter
Penny
Grapefruit
Ping pong ball
Small marble
Tennis ball
III. Subject Matter/Content (prerequisite skills, key vocabulary, big idea, outline of
additional content)
A. Prerequisite skills
B. Key Vocabulary

1. Hail: pellets of frozen rain that fall in showers from


cumulonimbus clouds.
2. Cumulonimbus: a cloud forming a towering mass with a flat
base at fairly low altitude and often a flat top, as in
thunderstorms.
C. Big Idea
What is hail and how can it affect use.

IV. Implementation
A. Introduction
1. Teacher will ask students if they know what hail is.
2. Teacher will explain what hail actually is.
3. Teacher will show YouTube video 2 which explains how hail
forms.
B. Development
1. Teacher will describe how hail can be many different sizes
2. Teacher will ask students if they have any guesses as to how
big or small hail can be
3. Teacher will explain the hail measurement activity.
4. Students will receive worksheet
5. Students will get into pairs and go around the room to the
different stations where the objects that represent hail are.
6. Students will guess the diameter of the object in centimeters
and record it on worksheet.
7. Students will measure the object and record the actually length.
8. Students will do this for every station
C. Closure
1. Teacher will ask students if the objects were bigger or smaller
then they thought.
2. Teacher will show portion of youtube video 2.
3. Teacher will collect hail measurement worksheet.

D. Accommodations/Differentiation
1. To accommodate Billy, a student with a learning disability, he
will be seated at the front of the room and receive more help
from the teacher during the hail activity
E. Assessment/Evaluation Plan
1. Formative
Students work sheets for hail measurement activity will be
collected
2. Summative
Test given at the end of the unit
V. Reflective Response
A. Report of Student Performance in Terms of Stated Objectives (Reflection on
student performance written after lesson is taught, includes remediation for
students who fail to meet acceptable level of achievement)
Remediation Plan
B. Personal Reflection (Questions written before lesson is taught. Reflective
answers to question recorded after lesson is taught)
VI. Resources (in APA format)
Youtube video 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xG_orGqMKV8
Youtube video 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2-o4tr2Db2s