Lesson Plan #:AELP-PHY001
Author: Darlene S. Rinkes; James C. Isabell, Teller, AK Date: May 1994
Grade Level(s): 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
- Science/Physical Sciences
Safety measures must be in place when working with chemicals/materials used in these activities in order to prevent personal injury or pollution of the environment when disposing of used materials.
PURPOSE: Living on this earth entails an understanding of elements of it, even to the smallest detail of beauty.
OBJECTIVE(s): Students will:
Sodium silicate(waterglass), water-soluble crystals, protective goggles, plastic spoons for handling chemicals, 7-dram vials for crystal gardens, hand magnifiers, alum, microscopes, silver nitrate solution, copper wire, acetamide crystal, microscope slides, heat source, graph paper and metric rulers, chart paper, overhead projector for demonstrations or microprojector.
ACTIVITIES AND PROCEDURES
TYING IT ALL TOGETHER: Using a videodisc segment, students will, in groups, explain sources of crystals/minerals and their uses. At an open house, students will display their crystal activities while explaining their results.
These lesson plans are the result of the work of the teachers who have attended the Columbia Education Center’s Summer Workshop. CEC is a consortium of teacher from 14 western states dedicated to improving the quality of education in the rural, western, United States, and particularly the quality of math and science Education. CEC uses Big Sky Telegraph as the hub of their telecommunications network that allows the participating teachers to stay in contact with their trainers and peers that they have met at the Workshops.