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Lesson 1:

Subject: Matter

Objective: The learner will be able to define the meaning of matter.

Time: Approximately 45 minutes.

Whole group activity

Materials:

KWL (K=What we know, W=What we want to know, L=What we have learned)

Chart paper

Markers

Procedure:

1. Ask students, "What do we know about matter?"

2. List all responses under the K (What we Know) section (even those incorrect).

3. Teacher will ask, "What do we want to know?"

4. List all responses under the W (What we want to learn) section. Teacher will

elicit responses necessary.

5. Looking at information on chart teacher will help students draw conclusions about

definition of matter.

6. Variety of resources will be used to compare the published definitions with student definitions.

7. Closure: have a special place to write the definition of matter (learning log, science journal, bulletin board, etc.).


Evaluation:  Definition found in published documents written in student journal.




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