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Lesson Plan: What Are Atoms and Elements?

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Lesson Plan Day 2 – What Are Atoms and Elements?
Level 3 Question(s) Addressed: ​ ​
  • What are atoms and elements? Which elements are in water?
Content Standard(s): NOS Aspects

  • 5.4c – atoms and elements
  • Tenet 1 – The natural world is understandable.
  • Tenet 2 – Science uses a blend of logic and imagination.
  • Tenet 3 – Scientific knowledge is the product of observation and inference.
Student Objective(s) for this lesson: ​ ​
  1. Objective 1 – Understand atoms and elements.
  2. Objective 2 – Be able to identify an atom by its composition.
  3. Objective 3 – Know which elements are in water.
Misconceptions to address in this lesson: ​ ​
  1. Misconception 1 – Things are made up of only what we see.
Safety Concerns in this lesson: ​ ​
  • Safety 1 – Dropping and breaking plastic "electron clouds"
download.jpg Making Our Water Work Lesson Plan What Are Atoms and Elements.pdf
Related Activities:
Activity #1 Follow up on phase change activity
[download.jpg Making Our Water Work Activity Follow-up on Phase Change Activity.pdf] Link
Activity #2Identifying the elements in water
[download.jpg Making Our Water Work Matter Activity Identifying Elements in Water.pdf] Link

Related Master Lesson Plan:
[download.jpgMaking Our Water Work Grade 5 Matter Felice Von Bank Winning Master Lesson Plan.pdf] Link

Created by: Ms. Felice, Ms. Von Bank and Ms. Winning.

by Science Generalist at 2:37 PM in Elementary, Physical Science, Lesson Plan
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