Reflection: Complex Tasks Science Through Song - Section 3: Active Engagement


I think that sometimes the vocabulary of science is what challenges students the most. Third graders, and people in general, are curious and want to investigate and make sense of the world. Communicating that curiosity and learning means understanding and using the vocabulary words. 

This lesson is a non-stressful way of listening to and using the terms in a fun way.  As the students make sense of each stanza, they are able to isolate the terms and find a way to define them in a way that makes sense to them.

Many times, we have students write terms down and draw pictures of the definitions, which is a great strategy as well, but music is inherently motivating to students and the verses define the terms. I love using music at the beginning of units. 

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Science Through Song

Unit 7: Matter
Lesson 2 of 6

Objective: Students will be able to identify matter vocabulary terms and summarize text.

Big Idea: This lesson will integrate language arts, music, and science concepts in order to help students explore and make meaning of states of matter terms.

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Science, Data Use and Analysis, states of matter, liquid, gas, condensation, solids, evaporate, vaporization, freezing, matter
  40 minutes
3 states of matter music
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