Given:“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).
A. arrange to lead a group activity that requires students to manipulate tools, exhibits, or organic materials to learn a science concept.
B. Outline an original plan using the attached lesson Activity Plan Format for leading this activity in conjunction with the teacher’s lesson plan. Submit this plan as an attachment to this task. KP LESSON ACTIVITY FORMAT.doc
C. After your lesson presentation, write responses to the prompts (1–2 paragraphs per prompt)
1.Analyze the level of student engagement with the manipulatives involved in your activity.
2.Explain how the use of manipulatives to learn a science concept in the activity relates to the theory of multiple intelligences.
3.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 this evaluation.
4.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.
5.a.Predict how this experience might affect your personal teaching methods.
b.Explain the elements you considered as you formulated ideas regarding personal and/or professional implications.