NSDL Brown Bag Series Beyond Penguins & Polar Bears: Integrating Science & Literacy in the Elementary Classroom  January 2...
NSDL Brown Bag Series Beyond Penguins & Polar Bears: Integrating Science & Literacy in the Elementary Classroom  January 2...
Welcome!  Today’s session will be recorded Mute:  *6  Unmute:  *7 For audio: dial conference number  866.740.1260  Code:  ...
Today’s NSDL Expert Jessica Fries-Gaither,  Beyond Penguins and Polar Bears  Project Director and Elementary Resource Spec...
Overview of Presentation <ul><ul><li>Teaching About Rocks and Minerals </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Integrating Science and ...
http://beyondpenguins.nsdl.org Today’s presentation: Featuring material related to Issue 6: Rocks and Minerals (September ...
http://beyondpenguins.nsdl.org/
Classification A research-based strategy for helping students identify similarities and differences. “ Classifying involve...
Misconception Alert! Students often use nonscientific language (pebble, rock, stone) and attend to irrelevant properties (...
Sampling, Observing, and Describing Rock Hunters http://www.sciencenetlinks.com/lessons.cfm?DocID=365 Students collect roc...
Minerals Minerals – the Building Blocks of Rocks http://geologyonline.museum.state.il.us/tools/lessons/0.3/lesson.html Usi...
Let’s pause for questions from the audience…. Press *7 to unmute your phone Press *6 to mute it again
Types of Rocks Rock Hounds with Rocky http://www.fi.edu/fellows/payton/rocks/index2.html A web-based, interactive site for...
Modeling sedimentary and igneous rock Making Sedimentary Rocks http://www.windows.ucar.edu/tour/link=/teacher_resources/te...
Modeling metamorphic rocks:   Sandstone Shale Slate See “Changing Rocks” in :  http://www.coreknowledge.org/CK/resrcs/less...
The Rock Cycle Students can create a flip book to illustrate the various processes of the rock cycle.  Learn more about th...
Let’s pause for questions from the audience…. Press *7 to unmute your phone Press *6 to mute it again
Share your thoughts What do you find most challenging when teaching rocks and minerals to your students?  How have you fou...
Antarctic Rock Box United States Polar Rock Repository http://bprc.osu.edu/education/rr/rock_box/
Share your thoughts Share with the group how you integrate science and literacy.  How do you get your students excited to ...
Reader of the Rocks Find these at:
Determining Importance Good readers… Differentiate between main ideas and interesting details … when they read nonfiction ...
Geology Poetry More titles from our Rocks and Minerals Virtual Bookshelf Find more books at:
Interested in learning more? Beyond Penguins Web Seminar Series:  Arctic and Antarctic Birds April 21, 2009  6:30pm - 8:00...
THANK YOU! http://beyondpenguins.nsdl.org Jessica Fries-Gaither  [email_address] Resource list for tonight’s presentation:...
National Science Digital Library  Resource Center Kaye Howe, Executive Director Susan Van Gundy, Deputy Director NSDL Brow...
THANK YOU! Be sure to fill out our survey- look for a new box to pop open on your computer screen
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Integrating Science and Literacy: Rocks and Minerals

  1. 1. NSDL Brown Bag Series Beyond Penguins & Polar Bears: Integrating Science & Literacy in the Elementary Classroom January 22, 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 For audio, dial our free 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 22, 2009 Today’s moderator: Robert Payo NSDL Education & Outreach Specialist Welcome! Today’s session will be recorded Mute: *6 Unmute: *7
  3. 3. Welcome! Today’s session will be recorded Mute: *6 Unmute: *7 For audio: dial conference number 866.740.1260 Code: 4972943 Let’s find out more about you: Introduce yourself and let us know why you chose to join us tonight
  4. 4. 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 For audio: dial conference number 866.740.1260 Code: 4972943
  5. 5. Overview of Presentation <ul><ul><li>Teaching About Rocks and Minerals </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Integrating Science and Literacy </li></ul></ul>For audio: dial conference number 866.740.1260 Code: 4972943
  6. 6. http://beyondpenguins.nsdl.org Today’s presentation: Featuring material related to Issue 6: Rocks and Minerals (September 2008) Resource list for Stafford County webinars can be found at http://www.diigo.com/list/nsdlworkshops/staffordcounty
  7. 7. http://beyondpenguins.nsdl.org/
  8. 8. Classification A research-based strategy for helping students identify similarities and differences. “ Classifying involves organizing elements into groups based on their similarities. One of the critical elements of classifying is identifying the rules that govern class or category membership.” - Marzano, Pickering, and Pollock. 2001. Classroom Instruction that Works . Teaching rocks and minerals naturally provides opportunities for teacher and student-directed classification activities.
  9. 9. Misconception Alert! Students often use nonscientific language (pebble, rock, stone) and attend to irrelevant properties (color, shape, size, weight) when classifying rocks. <ul><li>Help st udents view rocks through the lens of a geologist by: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>linking characteristics to rock type and formation </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>keep descriptive writing assignments separate from science activities </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>brainstorming a list of relevant and irrelevant properties for classification </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Examining a wide variety of specimens </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Reading about geology and inviting a geologist to speak to the class </li></ul></ul></ul>Learn more at:
  10. 10. Sampling, Observing, and Describing Rock Hunters http://www.sciencenetlinks.com/lessons.cfm?DocID=365 Students collect rocks, make a variety of observations (color, size, texture, weight), and measure using nonstandard units (paper clip chains). Using Children's Natural Curiosity to Lead to Descriptive Writing http://readwritethink.org/lessons/lesson_view.asp?id=52 Students make a class book. Each student draws a rock on the back of a sheet of paper. On the front, they write three clues that describe the rock.
  11. 11. Minerals Minerals – the Building Blocks of Rocks http://geologyonline.museum.state.il.us/tools/lessons/0.3/lesson.html Using cookies as rocks, this lesson demonstrates how minerals serve as the building blocks of rocks . Exploring Minerals http://www.coreknowledge.org/CK/resrcs/lessons/07_4_RocksandMinerals.pdf Students investigate the hardness and luster of various minerals.
  12. 12. Let’s pause for questions from the audience…. Press *7 to unmute your phone Press *6 to mute it again
  13. 13. Types of Rocks Rock Hounds with Rocky http://www.fi.edu/fellows/payton/rocks/index2.html A web-based, interactive site for students to learn about sedimentary, igneous, and metamorphic rocks. Find more books at:
  14. 14. Modeling sedimentary and igneous rock Making Sedimentary Rocks http://www.windows.ucar.edu/tour/link=/teacher_resources/teach_makerock.html Students make a model of sedimentary rock layers to understand how rocks form layers and represent ancient environments. Igneous Rocks http://www.learnnc.org/lp/pages/3688 Study Your Rocks and Eat Them Too! Model the formation of extrusive and intrusive igneous rocks by cooking pancakes on low and high heat. Students can link the air holes formed to pumice and basalt.
  15. 15. Modeling metamorphic rocks: Sandstone Shale Slate See “Changing Rocks” in : http://www.coreknowledge.org/CK/resrcs/lessons/07_4_RocksandMinerals.pdf
  16. 16. The Rock Cycle Students can create a flip book to illustrate the various processes of the rock cycle. Learn more about the rock cycle:
  17. 17. Let’s pause for questions from the audience…. Press *7 to unmute your phone Press *6 to mute it again
  18. 18. Share your thoughts What do you find most challenging when teaching rocks and minerals to your students? How have you found success in teaching it effectively? Press *7 to unmute your phone Press *6 to mute it again
  19. 19. Antarctic Rock Box United States Polar Rock Repository http://bprc.osu.edu/education/rr/rock_box/
  20. 20. 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
  21. 21. Reader of the Rocks Find these at:
  22. 22. Determining Importance Good readers… Differentiate between main ideas and interesting details … when they read nonfiction text. Learn more and download templates for grades 2-5:
  23. 23. Geology Poetry More titles from our Rocks and Minerals Virtual Bookshelf Find more books at:
  24. 24. Interested in learning more? Beyond Penguins Web Seminar Series: Arctic and Antarctic Birds April 21, 2009 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
  25. 25. THANK YOU! http://beyondpenguins.nsdl.org Jessica Fries-Gaither [email_address] Resource list for tonight’s presentation: http://www.diigo.com/list/nsdlworkshops/staffordcounty
  26. 26. 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
  27. 27. THANK YOU! Be sure to fill out our survey- look for a new box to pop open on your computer screen

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