“The goals of modern elementary school science include the acquisition of knowledge, manipulative skills, intellectual skills, and investigative and objective attitudes. These ambitious goals may best be reached by programs based on methods of problem solving and manipulative activities” (Esler & Esler, 2001, p. 12).
B. Outline an original plan using the attached lesson Activity Plan Format for leading this activity. Submit this plan as an attachment to this task.KP LESSON ACTIVITY FORMAT.doc
D. After your lesson presentation, write responses to the prompts (1–2 paragraphs per prompt) using the Guided Reflection Protocol Form. answer the following:
1. Observation and
Describe your instructional setting, including grade level,
student characteristics, number of students, seating arrangement, and any other
criteria necessary to present the instructional setting.
Exploration, and Reasoning
Analyze the level of student engagement with the manipulatives
involved in your activity.
3. Connections to
Other Effective Teaching Practices
Explain how the use of manipulatives to learn a science
concept in the activity relates to the theory of multiple intelligences.
a. Evaluate the effectiveness of your activity as it relates
to student learning and the use of manipulatives.
b. Explain the thinking process you went through to complete
a. Explain one revision concerning student manipulation of
tools, exhibits, or organic materials you could make to your lesson
presentation that could increase student participation regarding the science
concept you addressed.
b. Justify your choices of recommendations.
6. Personal Meaning and Professional Growth
Predict how this experience might affect your personal
Explain the elements you considered as you formulated ideas
regarding personal and/or professional implications.
E. When you use sources, include all in-text citations and references in APA format.
Note: When bulleted points are present in the task prompt, the level of detail or support called for in the rubric refers to those bulleted points.
Note: When using sources to support ideas and elements in a paper or project, the submission MUST include APA formatted in-text citations with a corresponding reference list for any direct quotes or paraphrasing. It is not necessary to list sources that were consulted if they have not been quoted or paraphrased in the text of the paper or project.
Note: No more than a combined total of 30%