Designing an Earth and Space Science Lesson Plan
1) Save and print the Module 3 Application PDF.
2) Create a Word or text document for your response. Use 12-point Arial or Times New Roman font. Use APA (6 edition) format for citations.
3) Create a title page and references page in APA (6th edition) format.
4) Follow the directions in completing your assignment.
5) Follow the directions to submit your final Word or text document.
Step 1: Access the Topic Arrangements of the Next Generation Science Standards at http://nstahosted.org/pdfs/ngss/20130509/CombinedT… Review the Earth and space science standards to identify the content elementary students are expected to know, understand, and apply.
Step 2: Select an elementary grade level and one Earth and space science topic for your lesson plan. For example, at first grade Space Systems: Patterns and Cycles is an Earth and space science topic.
Step 3: Prior to designing your lesson plan, study the lesson plan exemplar linked on the assignments page. Notice how the author integrates the science and literacy components in the plan. The lesson plan is to be your original work and modified ideas from other sources are to be clearly identified using appropriate citations.
Step 4: For your selected topic, use the template provided on the assignments page to design an integrated, inquiry-based science lesson to purposefully guide elementary students on an exploration of the social, cultural, and ethical aspects of science. The plan should be detailed enough to follow. Your lesson plan should include:
A hands-on lab experiment or online simulation incorporating critical-thinking skills
A literacy strategy used with either fiction or informational text, or a combination
Appropriate assessment ideas
Clearly identify the type of thinking skill required