I will begin this lesson by reviewing with the students different objects that produce heat through burning. I will provide students the opportunity to share their ideas regarding the different objects. Allowing students to share their ideas helps to activate background knowledge and communication amongst themselves.
After students have shared, I will instruct them to record their ideas about how burning produces heat in their science journal.
We will begin the explore section by taking a look at the electronic article, What is Fire? This resource will explain how burning produces heat. As we review the article, I will encourage students to think about if their ideas have changed or remained the same based on the reading,
After exploring the resource, I will ask students to share any changes to their ideas about how burning produces heat,after reading this resource. I will encourage students to draw a line of learning underneath their original thoughts and write their new findings underneath the line. The focus of this lesson is for students to identify changes in their thinking. Using a Line of Learning allows students to take intellectual risks, make predictions, and to modify or adjust their predictions rather than erasing an answer they believe to be incorrect and replacing it with the “correct” answer. The line or learning improves confidence in the classroom.
Once complete, I will give students the opportunity to share their new ideas with an elbow partner.
To conclude this lesson, I will ask students to transition to the carpet. Students will share their initial predictions and what they discovered after reviewing the resource. I will note the extent that students are able to describe how burning produces heat.