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K5 Science Endorsement GPS Lesson Plan

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Title Sink and Float


Teacher(s) Manar Karaja
E-mail Manar.karaja@cobbk12.org
School Timber Ridge Elementary
Lesson Title Will it Sink or will it Float?
Grade Level Kindergarten Concepts(s) Understand the meaning of sink
Targeted and float/ describe material based
on physical attributes
Performance Expectation –
a. Ask questions to compare & sort objects made of different materials. (Common materials
include clay, cloth, plastic, wood, paper & metal.)
b. Use senses & science tools to classify common objects, such as buttons or swatches of cloth,
according to their physical attributes (color size, shape, weight, and texture).
c. Plan and carry out an investigation to predict & observe weather objects, based on their
physical attributes, will sink or float
Science & Engineering Disciplinary Core Ideas Crosscutting Concept
Practice (Content)

Planning and carrying out Ask questions based on Patterns in the natural and
investigations observations to find more human designed world can
information about the natural be observed, used to
and/or designed world(s). describe phenomena, and
 Ask and/or identify questions used as evidence.
that can be answered by an Cause and effect
investigation.
 Define a simple problem that
can be solved through the
development of a new or
improved object or tool.
SKP1.
Obtain, evaluate, & communicate information to describe objects in terms of the materials
they are made of & their physical attributes.
a. Ask questions to compare & sort objects made of different materials. (Common materials
include clay, cloth, plastic, wood, paper & metal.)
b. Use senses & science tools to classify common objects, such as buttons or swatches of cloth,
according to their physical attributes (color size, shape, weight, and texture).
c. Plan and carry out an investigation to predict & observe weather objects, based on their
physical attributes, will sink or float.

Safety Considerations – do not put small objects in mouth. In case of a water spill, get towels to
dry floor well and do not walk on wet areas. Do not curry water tubs as they might be too heavy.
Be careful when using sharp objects like pencils.

The Learning Plan


ENGAGE:

 Read Who Sank the Boat by Pamela Allen

I do not have the book, but I found it on youtube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?


v=McJV7ktAkWg.

 Ask questions before, during and after story. For example, ask is this fiction or
nonfiction? Do you know what float and sink mean? Can you give examples of things
that you think will float/sink?
 While reading the book, ask the students to make predictions as who made the boat sink
and ask them to provide an explanation of their answers.

EXPLORE: Sink/Float Experiment

 Set a large tub of water in the front of the class and have students gather around in circle
area.

 Examine the objects used for the experiment closely (penny, pencil, cotton ball, wooden
stick, crayon, rubber band). Ask students to note some of the things they observe about
the objects. Then ask students to predict whether they think they will sink or float.

 Student will be divided into groups to carry out the investigation by placing the object in
the water and asking the students to describe what happens using all the material
provided. Students will document the results of their findings using the Prediction Will
it Sink or Float sheet which was used for pre assessment. Each group will use one sheet.

EXPLAIN:

 Use Brain Pop Jr. to answer the questions. What is the meaning of float/sink? What
floats/sinks? What makes things float/ or what are things that affect floating/sinking?
 Stop video and write answers on whiteboard.
 Do the quiz that comes with the lesson.

EXTEND: Which Boat will carry the most bears STEM challenge?

 The problem: There are an estimated 200 to 300 bears around the Ocmulgee River
drainage system in the central part of the state just south of Macon. There is a fire in the
area, and the bears need to be transported to the other side of the river.
 The challenge: design a model of a boat that can carry as many bears as possible from
one side to another using one type of material (sticks, aluminum foil, straws, felt, toilet
paper rolls) within 10 minutes.
 Before starting to build the boats, the students are going to spend 10 minutes researching
online using computers and IPads to search shapes and material used to build boats.
 Teacher will provide each student with a STEM journal with the following sections: 1.
draw/write material you need 2. Plan/design, 3. Create/test, 4. Evaluate/improve.
 Each student will plan and create their own boat and test it by adding one bear at a time
and when the boat sinks, the number in it minus one will be recorded as the score.
 When the STEM activity is done, the teacher will gather the students in whole group and
ask questions about what material was used? How the type of material affected the
success of the boat? How the shape of the material affected the sinking/floating of the
boat?
 The students will go back to their seats and finish the Evaluate part of the STEM journal
after the whole group discussion.

EVALUATE: use the Prediction Will it Sink or Float sheet which was used for pre
assessment.
Title of the Lesson: Will it sink or will it float?
Lesson Logistics/Materials:
 There are 24 students with one lead teacher and one teacher assistants with two students
with IEPs.
 Who Sank the Boat by Pamela Allen book which is also available on youtube.com
 Prediction Will it Sink or Float sheet which will be used for pre and post assessment
and as part of the float/sink experiment.
 Five bags with the one of each of these penny, pencil, cotton ball, wooden stick, crayon,
rubber band and five tubs with water for the sink/float experiment.
 Access to Brain Pop Jr. account and smartbaord.

 For the STEM challenge: STEM journal, tubs of water, bear manipulatives, sticks,
aluminum foil, straws, felt, toilet paper rolls, tape, liquid glue, and strings.

Documentation of Resources –

• Video of Who Sank the Boat book by Pamela Allen https://www.youtube.com/watch?


v=McJV7ktAkWg

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