Reflection: Lesson Planning Water Conservation - Section 1: Conserving Water Discussion


When we come to new vocabulary words it is often difficult to get students to begin using the words. I offer word challenges in order to draw students attention to these words and hopefully begin using them. In the lesson, we come across conservation. Conservation is a word that they have probably been introduced to and have used but it has not become a word they use or have added to their vernacular. With the word conservation, I write it onto the white board and also write onto an index card. I then define the words for the students and declare it a challenge word. Now students that are caught using the word in writing and speaking are rewarded with coupon that can be used for raffle items at a later date. Students are more likely to use the words when the incentive to try them out and take a risk is rewarded. 

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Water Conservation

Unit 4: Water and Weathering
Lesson 17 of 17

Objective: SWBAT analyze the importance of water conservation as they work in teams to solve a problem.

Big Idea: This is a fun activity to do outside. Students will be transferring water from location to another by using team work and careful conservation.

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Science, Cooperation, Motion, watershed, water table, ocean, weathering, team building, waer conservation, molecule, rivers
  30 minutes
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