Week 1 Lesson Objectives
Now that you have watched the video, follow this link to google forms to summarise the main points for me.
What we did in class
We began our lesson today playing and having fun with magnets. We were given a magnet each and some paperclips. Our only instruction was to play and see what the magnets could and couldn't do.
We noticed that the magnets stuck to some things but not others, the magnets force could go through objects or materials and they behaved in strange ways sometimes.
We began a TWLH chart and came up with a list of things we THINK we know about magnets, and them some insightful questions and things we WANT to learn about magnets.
Literacies of Science
You will begin our new unit, Magnetic Moves, in your science journal this week. It is important to record what we do, explore and learn each week so we can look back on it when we need to. You will use your journal to record observations, ideas and thoughts about our science activities. Scientists use journals, and we are all scientists.
Why do we use a science journal?
We use a science journal to record what we see, hear, feel and think so that we can look at it later to help us with our claims and evidence.
What does a science journal include?
A science journal includes dates and times. It might include written text, drawings, measurements, labelled diagrams, photographs, tables and graphs.
Why do we use a TWLH chart?
We use a TWLH chart to show our thoughts and ideas about a topic before, during and after an investigation, activity or unit.
What does a TWLH chart include?
A TWLH chart includes four sections with the headings: What we Think we know, What we Want to learn, What we Learned, and How we know. Words and pictures can be used to show our thoughts and ideas.
Why do we use a word wall?
We use a word wall to record words we know or learn about a topic. We display the word wall in the classroom so that we can look up words we are learning about and see how they are spelt.
What does a word wall include?
A word wall includes a topic title or picture and words which we have seen or heard about the topic.
Welcome students and parents to the first week of our new exciting unit, Magnetic Moves. I am sure you will find this unit fun and exciting, with lots of hands on activities and investigations. Use these pages to check for homework, watch my content and instructional videos, revise and explore online activities or sites to visit that I provide. I hope you enjoy using this site and make the most of your science education.