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Grade 5 Lesson Plan: Useful and Harmful Materials

Introduction: - Begin the lesson by asking students if they can name some materials they use in their daily lives. - Discuss the importance of materials and how they can be useful or harmful. - Introduce the topic of the lesson: Useful and Harmful Materials.

Lesson Outline: 1. Engage: Show a short video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8XvUf6bX0z0) that highlights the importance of materials in our lives. 2. Explore: Divide the class into small groups and provide each group with a set of materials (e.g., plastic, glass, wood, metal, etc.). a. Ask students to discuss and categorize the materials into useful and harmful. b. Encourage students to explain their reasoning for each categorization. 3. Explain: Facilitate a class discussion to share and compare the group’s categorizations. a. Discuss the characteristics of useful materials (e.g., durability, flexibility, recyclability, etc.). b. Discuss the characteristics of harmful materials (e.g., toxicity, non-biodegradability, etc.). 4. Elaborate: Provide students with a worksheet (link: https://www.education.com/download/worksheet/105682/useful-harmful-materials.pdf) to reinforce their understanding. a. Students will categorize various materials into useful and harmful. b. Students will explain their reasoning for each categorization. 5. Evaluate: Assess students’ understanding through a class discussion and questioning session. a. Ask open-ended questions to gauge their comprehension of the topic. b. Encourage students to provide examples of materials they encounter in their daily lives. 6. Differentiation: a. For students who need additional support, provide a simplified worksheet with fewer materials to categorize. b. For advanced students, challenge them to research and present on a specific material and its impact on the environment. 7. Plenary: Summarize the lesson by revisiting the initial question: “Can you name some materials you use in your daily lives?” a. Discuss how our choices of materials can impact the environment and our health. b. Encourage students to think critically about the materials they use and their potential alternatives.

Video Resources: 1. “Materials: Useful or Harmful?” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8XvUf6bX0z0

Worksheet Resource: 1. “Useful and Harmful Materials Worksheet” - https://www.education.com/download/worksheet/105682/useful-harmful-materials.pdf