1. Topic-
Measuring to understand
2. Content-
Students will use different measuring tools to identify length, volume, temperature, etc. and use it to gather data.
Key vocabulary: weight, mass, length, temperature.
3. Goals: Aims/Outcomes-
1.Students will understand that there are universal measurement standards
2.Students will be able to effectively use measurement tools to determine information and answer questions
3.Students will compare and contrast measurement tools to assess their use and relevance
4. Objectives-
1.Students should be able to remember the names of the tools being used and describe their uses
2.Students should be able to follow directions in order to use each measurement tool for its intended purpose
3.Students should be able to work in groups of four, collaborating and assisting one another
5. Materials and Aids-
Screen and projector, laptop, tabletop scales, rules, measuring tape, beakers, thermometers
6. Procedures/Methods-

A. Introduction-

1.The teacher will ask the students why measuring is important to gather data
2.The class will discuss which measurement tools the students are familiar with. The teacher will write their answers on the board
3.The teacher will show a Power Point to the class where different measurement tools will be introduced

B. Development-

1.The teacher will show to the class different measurement tools such as a ruler, a thermometer, and a scale
2.The teacher will demonstrate for the students how to properly use the materials
3.The teacher will discuss with the class how they can find out what the measuring tool is for if they don't know what the instrument is prior to the class (i.e. "should we use a beaker to measure how long a table is?"

C. Practice-

1.The teacher will assign each group five different things to be measured, such as how much water there is in a coffee mug, how long a pencil is, how hot the body temperature is, etc.
2.The students will have the opportunity to choose as a group something that they want to measure because they are curious to get information from that object
3.Students will have to keep record in their notebooks of the discoveries made, and also make drawings to demonstrate how they used the tools

D. Independent Practice-

1.The teacher will walk around between groups to check on progress
2.The teacher will stop at each group and will ask questions about the assignment
3.If any group is struggling with the directions, the teacher will redirect the learning by demonstrating desired learning strategies

E. Accommodations (Differentiated Instruction)-

1.Each group of students should have a minimum of 4 people, where the children have a mix of learning abilities and native languages
2.The teacher will demonstrate pronunciation and vocabulary during the Power Point presentation
3.Students are expected to both write and draw, which will be helpful for those who are learning English, but also for those who feel more comfortable with one or the other

F. Checking for understanding-

1.The teacher will have mini-conferences with each group to monitor understanding
2.The teacher will redirect any student or group whom does not understand the directions
3.The teacher will provide feedback to each group to aid in their understanding of the assignment

G. Closure-

1.Each group will give a short demonstration to showcase findings
2.The class will discuss informally which tools they think are more useful to everyday life, and which tools where their favorite
7. Evaluation-
1.The teacher will collect all notebooks to go over the notes and drawings
2.The teacher will check not only how accurate the vocabulary used was, but also if the students were able to draw their actions, in which the teacher can assess how effectively the students used the measurement tools
8. Teacher Reflection-
The teacher will make a list of the number of students who did not understand the assignment, and will create a follow up lesson if need be.
The teacher will also ask for students' feedback in order to understand how they reacted to the lesson and if they found it relevant and interesting.

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