Subject(s): Mathematics, English Language Arts, Science
Grade Level(s): 3
Keywords: SaM-1, sam, water, states of matter, melt, cooler, cool, heat, engineering design process, engineering, engineering design, STEM, solid, liquid, gas, ice, boil, condensation, evaporation, freeze, celsius, temperature, mass, volume, properties
CPALMS Physical Science with SaM-1 Lessons
This Physical Science Unit on Water for grade three, allows teachers to combine multiple standards into a unit for students to explore the changes water undergoes when it changes state through heating and cooling. This themed unit provides a variety of SaM-1TV videos to introduce topics, purpose and proper procedures involving scientific exploration while SaM-1 is on a Beach Vacation. The seventeen lessons incorporate Math and ELA standards to create an interdisciplinary approach to teaching science, while providing robust and rigorous science content. Students are provided with a variety of hands-on activities and labs to explore and reinforce skills. Students have the opportunity to plan, conduct a controlled experiment and use data as evidence. Every lesson includes possible station ideas to extend exploration and science skills. The unit also includes simple block-coding lessons, engineering design lessons and Model Eliciting Activities, MEAs, which allow the students to use their acquired skills from the unit in problem-based situations. The teacher can choose all or some of the lessons to create an all-encompassing STEM classroom. The unit also includes ideas for bulletin boards and the artwork needed to create interactive displays.
Source and Access Information
Name of Author/Source: Carrie Meyers
District/Organization of Contributor(s): Florida State University
Access Privileges: Public
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