Lesson Plan : Bubbles in the Wind

Teacher Name:
 Monica Simmos
Grade:
 Grade 2
Subject:
 Science

Topic:
 Bubbles in the Wind
Goals:
 ASK A QUESTION ABOUT OBJECTS, ORGANISMS, AND EVENTS IN THE ENVIRONMENT. USE DATA TO CONSTRUCT A REASONABLE EXPLANATION. COMMUNICATE INVESTIGATIONS AND EXPLANATIONS
Objectives:
 The student will: (1) discover what is inside of a bubble. (2) define that wind is moving air (3) explain verbally how a bubble can show the changing direction and/or speed of the wind.
Materials:
 For each student: 1 plastic cup, 5-6 oz. 1 plastic bubble wand 1 paper towel For the class: 1 tub to carry the cups Bubble solution made up ahead of time (can be up to one week): 8 cups water cup liquid dishwashing detergent 3 tsp. light corn syrup or glycerin
Introduction:
 ) Gather the students onto the rug. Tell them that today they will continue to explore air. 2) The teacher will pour some bubble solution into a plastic cup. Then hold up the bubble solution and wand. Ask the students how they might use these two things together. 3) Blow a bubble and ask the students what happens to the bubble after it is blown.
Development:
 Tell the students that they will be going outside to explore bubbles more. Warn the students not to blow bubbles onto each other. Tell them the boundaries of where the exploring is to take place. Have them line up to go outside. Be sure to take all the needs materials outside with you. Once outside place the materials on the ground and move on to the explore phase.
Practice:
 Once outside the teacher will ask to students is they can feel the air on their faces or hands. Also the teacher will ask the students to tell where else the air is blowing. The teacher then passes out the wands and bubble solution and allow the students time to make discoveries about the air and bubbles (about 5-10 minutes). (1) Once the exploration has occurred the teacher will explain to the students that bubbles are filled with air. (2) The teacher will then ask the students if they know the term for air that is blowing (the definition of wind). (3) Finally the teacher will tell the students that bubbles show us which way and how fast the air is moving by which way and how fast the bubble goes.(This is a perfect time to review the directions of North, South, East, and West).
Closure:
 The teacher will hang both charts back up on the board and go over all the air related terms that the students have learned so far. The teacher will also review what the students have just explored and learned. Finally, the teacher will answer any student questions that still remain.
Evaluation:
 1) After the employ phase is complete have the students line back up to go inside. Once inside gather the students back to the rug for evaluation. (2) The teacher will ask the students what new terms need to be added to the word bank. (3) The teacher will then add the terms bubble and wind to the class word bank along with any other word(s) the students feel should be added. (4) The teacher will then ask three questions: (1) What is inside of a bubble? (2) What is air that is moving or blowing? (3) How do bubbles show the changes in air? (4) The teacher will record the students' answers onto the What We Learned chart.

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