The class consists of eight learners who are arranged into two groups of four students in each group. The learning will take place in trip to a nearby forest; the learners will walk in twos in two columns and two rows. The charts and white boards will be displayed in front.
STANDARDS AND OBJECTIVES
The students should be able to gather data for independent variables, to use the various methods for collecting data, causes of errors when gathering data and how to ensure accuracy when collecting data.
MATERIALS AND RESOURCES
Teachers notes templates, samples of different plant species, chart with different methods of collecting data. A textbook on plant species.
Animal kingdoms textbook, research methods textbook by from the school library
Sequence of Instructional Procedures/Activities/Events (provide description and approximate time for each):
1. Identification of Student Prerequisite Skills Needed for Lesson:
For 5 minitues, Teacher states the standards and objectives of the lesson, asks the student to explain their understanding on the term data gathering. Relate the lesson on data gathering with the previous lesson on different types of research, giving examples of the data collection method that can be used in different types of research.
2. Presentation of New Information or Modeling:
For 10 minutes, Teacher defines the terms data, accuracy, and error as they are used in science data collection. Explains the Methods of collecting data, Causes of errors when gathering data and importance accuracy when collecting when collecting data.
3. Guided Practice:
For 5 minutes, Teacher will give students different types of plants and ask them to state the methods that can be used to collect the different plant species.
4. Independent Student Practice:
For 10 minutes, Teacher gives assignment to individual student and goes through the answers with each student.
5. Culminating or Closing Procedure/Activity/Event:
For 2 minutes, the teacher summarizes the lesson by reviewing term data gathering accuracy, error and explaining again the causes of error during data gathering and the important of accuracy during data gathering using student’s terms by asking question to students. In addition, introduces the next lesson on data analysis.
Pedagogical Strategy (or Strategies):
For 2 minutes, the teacher into two groups of fours and each group will be asked to discuss among themselves on the cause of errors during data collection and how to ensure accuracy of the data.
The group will be consisted of gifted average learners.
For 5 minutes, Teacher will ask students to use different data collection methods and collect different types of plant species.
1. Observation and Description
The instruction takes place in field trip in a nearby forest for elementary class, who will sit in groups of twos in two rows and two columns.
2. Analysis, Exploration, and Reasoning
I did deviate from my prepared lesson plan as I was supposed to attend to repeat some areas where the students had not understood and give more emphases on the practical parts of the lesson.
3. Connections to Other Effective Teaching Practices
a. Group discussions, asking questions helped student to understand well the concept of accuracy and error in data gathering.
One of the four average learners in my class was having difficult; as he was late for the lesson, he came late.
The Thinking process that I went through in order to complete this evaluation was; Imagination forming of mental picture, relation relating the mental pictures with reality, making a conclusion summary.
Before teaching this lesson, I would have ensured that all the students are in for the lesson and that they all have the background of the lesson before teaching. This will help me not deviate from my lesson plan. In addition, gather enough teaching materials to enhance students through understanding of the lesson.
6. Personal Meaning and Professional Growth
I used group discussions, samples, and questions as they were used in the video. However, I did not white board as the lesson took place outside classroom.