Integrating Science and Literacy: States and Changes of Matter

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Integrating Science and Literacy: States and Changes of Matter

  1. 1. NSDL Brown Bag Series Beyond Penguins & Polar Bears: Integrating Science & Literacy in the Elementary Classroom January 13, 2009 6:30pm - 7:45 pm Eastern Brought to you by the National Science Digital Library Resource Center in partnership with Ohio State University and Stafford County Public Schools Dial in for audio conference number: 866.740.1260 Code: 4972943
  2. 2. NSDL Brown Bag Series Beyond Penguins & Polar Bears: Integrating Science & Literacy in the Elementary Classroom January 13, 2009 Today’s moderator: Robert Payo NSDL Education & Outreach Specialist Welcome! Today’s session will be recorded Mute: *6 Unmute: *7
  3. 3. Today’s NSDL Expert Jessica Fries-Gaither, Beyond Penguins and Polar Bears Project Director and Elementary Resource Specialist, Ohio State University http://beyondpenguins.nsdl.org
  4. 4. Overview of Presentation <ul><ul><li>Content Knowledge </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Misconceptions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Classroom instruction </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. http://beyondpenguins.nsdl.org Today’s presentation features material related to Issue 5, August 2008: “Water, Ice, and Snow”
  6. 6. http://beyondpenguins.nsdl.org
  7. 7. Water in the polar regions: solid, liquid, and gas. Chris Linder, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute
  8. 8. Model Glaciers and Icebergs How Do Snowflakes Become Ice? https:// www.cresis.ku.edu/education/iibLessons/iib005.pdf Model glacier formation with marshmallows. Do It Yourself Iceberg Science http://www.units.muohio.edu/cryolab/education/documents/MS%20Icebergs.pdf Create icebergs with film canisters. More lessons
  9. 9. Sort and Classify with Content Clips www.contentclips.com
  10. 10. Share your thoughts What do you find most challenging when teaching states and changes of matter to your students? How have you found success in teaching it effectively? Press *7 to unmute your phone Press *6 to mute it again
  11. 11. Misconception Alert! A change in state (melting, freezing) means a change in mass. Use formative assessment to elicit student ideas and plan inquiry-based instruction. Formative Assessment Probe: “ Ice Cubes in a Bag” (Vol. 1) Students make predictions and test them (for melting, freezing, or multiple changes of state). Uncovering Student Ideas in Science: 25 Formative Assessment Probes . NSTA Press.
  12. 12. Misconception Alert! Water expands as it freezes because the molecules become larger. http://www.physicalgeography.net/fundamentals/8a.html http://www.classzone.com
  13. 13. Modeling solid and liquid water
  14. 14. Let’s pause for questions from the audience…. Press *7 to unmute your phone Press *6 to mute it again
  15. 15. Share your thoughts Share with the group how you integrate science and literacy. How do you get your students excited to read about science? Press *7 to unmute your phone Press *6 to mute it again
  16. 16. Informational Text in the Elementary Grades Primary Grades Upper Elementary More titles available in our Virtual Bookshelf:
  17. 17. Developing vocabulary Associating an image with a new vocabulary word is a research-based strategy for effective vocabulary instruction. Marzano, Pickering, and Pollock. 2001. Classroom Instruction That Works . Download this template: http://onramp.nsdl.org/eserv/onramp:1281/Note_It_3_Ways.pdf Learn more: Issue 7, Oct 2008
  18. 18. Engaging with Nonfiction Text <ul><li>Good readers… </li></ul><ul><li>Ask questions </li></ul><ul><li>Make connections </li></ul><ul><li>Extract facts </li></ul><ul><li>Reflect on the author’s purpose </li></ul><ul><li>Reflect on what they’ve learned </li></ul><ul><li>… when they read nonfiction text </li></ul>Download this template: http://onramp.nsdl.org/eserv/onramp:1521/FACT_It.pdf Learn more: Issue 9, Dec 08
  19. 19. Interested in learning more? Beyond Penguins Web Seminar Series: Arctic and Antarctic Birds April 21, 2008 6:30pm - 8:00pm August 2008, Issue 5 http://beyondpenguins.nsdl.org Beyond Penguins and Polar Bears Blog http://expertvoices.nsdl.org Beyond Penguins and Polar Bears Podcasts January 2009, Issue 10
  20. 20. THANK YOU! http://beyondpenguins.nsdl.org Jessica Fries-Gaither [email_address] Resource list for tonight’s presentation: Diigo list
  21. 21. National Science Digital Library Resource Center Kaye Howe, Executive Director Susan Van Gundy, Deputy Director NSDL Brown Bag Moderators: Eileen McIlvain, Communications Manager Robert Payo, Education and Outreach Specialist

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