Lesson Plan : How does water flow?

Teacher Name:
 Grade 1

 Moving Water
 a. Simultaneous Sharing: Stand and Share- students all discuss an issue with one another. After they have an important idea they can share with the class, they stand up. When the teacher calls on the person, everyone that has the same idea then sits down. b. Rationale: All students feel like their idea is being represented, even though they did not all get to share. This doesn’t take as long as going around and each person individually sharing his or her ideas. c. Vocabulary: Flow, uphill, downhill
 a. TEKS: Science- 1.7(A) observe, measure, and record changes in size, mass, color, position, quantity, sound, and movement;
 a. Content: TSW predict which direction the water will flow. TSW observe and record where the water will flow to. b. Language: TSW use complete sentences when sharing the prediction with the class.
 a. Sand, water, button, flat container, pencil, paper, Houghton Mifflin Science Curriculum
 use stand and share structure to identify where they have seen water moving before.
 Prepare materials- i. Pour sand into the flat container ii. Create a hill out of the sand on one side of the container iii. Place the button somewhere on the hill iv. Tell students what you will do next. Ask them to make predictions about what will happen when the water is poured on the top of the hill. Will the water hit the button? Where will the water go? v. Use the Stand and Share structure to share predictions with the class.
 Pour the water on the hill to see whose prediction was correct.
 i. Give the students options to choose from to make a prediction (the water will go down the hill and hit the button; The water will stay at the top of the hill. The water will flow down the hill but not hit the button. ii. Allow students to make different hill formations in the sand and make more predictions about where the water flows.
Checking For Understanding:
 Ask the students what happened when the water was poured onto the hill of sand
 Discuss other places that water flows downhill.
 a. Look at drawings the children made to record their observations. Check for water flowing downhill b. Draw pictures of other places they’ve seen water flowing downhill
Teacher Reflections:
 a. The lesson went well. All of the students were very engaged and anxious to see what would happen when the water was poured on the sand. ELLs enjoyed watching the activity. It helped to give some of them options to choose from when they made their predictions. Some of them still didn’t answer in complete sentences. b. Resources: Houghton Mifflin Discovery Works Science Curriculum. 1st Grade Kagan, S. (1992). Cooperative learning. San Juan Capistrano, CA:Resources for Teachers.

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