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  1. 1. Wednesday: Metamorphic Rock
  2. 2. Analyze the Learner • A fourth grade class, 20 students: 11 boys and 9 girls.
  3. 3. Objective • A fourth grade class will explain metamorphic rock and the processes that form it by making their own metamorphic rock out of Starburst candies, listening to part of a podcast reading of The Magic School Bus Inside the Earth, and completing the “metamorphic” part of an online geology WebQuest with 100% accuracy by the end of the day.
  4. 4. Select Methods, Media, Materials • Podcast: The students will listen to part of The Magic School Bus Inside the Earth (the part that discusses metamorphic rock) • Computers: Students will use computers to complete the metamorphic part of the WebQuest • Food: Students will mend and mold Starburst candies inside of plastic bags to demonstrate how heat and pressure change rocks.
  5. 5. Utilize Media and Materials • Preview Material: When making or reviewing the WebQuest, the teacher will ensure that all sites the students are directed to go to are appropriate and contain the information needed. The teacher will listen to the podcast to make sure it is working. • Prepare Material: The teacher will book a computer lab.. The teacher will make sure she has Starburst candies and a plastic bag for each student.
  6. 6. • Prepare Environment: The teacher will reserve a computer lab. • Prepare Learners: The teacher will prepare students to learn by guiding a discussion about what they learned the previous day and use that information to introduce the new topic. • Provide a Learning Experience: The teacher will be excited about the material so she might inspire excitement in her students.
  7. 7. Require Learner Participation • Students will be encouraged to ask questions throughout the lesson. Students will also participate by completing their WebQuest, engaging in the discussion at the beginning of class, and by using their hands to show that heat and pressure can change rocks just like it changes their Starbursts.
  8. 8. Evaluate and Revise • Students will be evaluated based on the accuracy and completion of their WebQuests • Students will write a “two minute paper” at the end of the lesson, describing for 2 minutes what they learned