Q1W3

TeacherTerri Robertson
Subject Areascience
Grade Level6
Week #Q1W3
Unit of InstructionProcess of Science and Energy
Standard(s) Taught

SC.6.N.3.2 Recognize and explain that a scientific law is a description of a specific relationship under given conditions in the natural world. Thus, scientific laws are different from societal laws.

SC.6.N.1.3 (DOS Level 3) Explain the difference between an experiment and other types of scientific investigation, and explain the relative benefits and limitations of each.

SC.6.N.3.2 (DOS Level 2) Recognize and explain that a scientific law is a description of a specific relationship under given conditions in the natural world. Thus, scientific laws are different from societal laws.

SC.6.N.3.3 (DOS Level 1) Give several examples of scientific laws.

SC.6.P.11.1 (DOS Level 2) Explore the Law of Conservation of Energy by differentiating between potential and kinetic energy. Identify situations where kinetic energy is transformed into potential energy and vice versa.

 SC.6.N.3.4 (DOS Level 2) Identify the role of models in the context of the sixth grade science benchmarks.

SC.6.P.11.1 (DOS Level 2) Explore the Law of Conservation of Energy by differentiating between potential and kinetic energy. Identify situations where kinetic energy is transformed into potential energy and vice versa.

Learning Targets and Learning Criteria

Students will:  discuss the various methods used by scientists to answer questions or solve
problems (controlled experiments, observational studies, engineering by design,
trial and error, simulations, modeling, etc.)
***Work to break the misconception that there is only 1 method used by scientists***

Students will describe a scientific law as a description of a specific relationship under given
conditions in the natural world or a prediction of an outcome to some
phenomenon.

Students will give examples of scientific laws.

Students will differentiate between kinetic and potential energy

Students will identify and demonstrate energy transformation from kinetic to potential
energy and vice versa

Students will utilize a two or three-dimensional model to investigate kinetic and potential
energy.

Students will describe how societal laws are different from scientific laws.

Classroom Activities

Students will construct a pendulum and test it  through lab experimentation

Students will complete their collaborative poster on their ideas of the scientific method

Students will participate in a lab to see how high will an army figure travel under certain conditions

Students will show their knowledge of the nature of science on formative #2.

Students will view and respond to a clip about societal vs scientific laws.

 

Assignments Due

Formative  assessment #2 on the Nature of Science

Additional Resources

ESE accomodations:  Students will be given a copy of all powerpoint presentations given in class. Student assignments will be scaffolded and extra time, small group, and peer tutoring will be made available.