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Lesson Plan: Life on Planet Earth - Investigating Water and its Forms

Subject: Sciences Topic: Planet Earth Curriculum Level: First Level (Scottish Curriculum)

Desired Outcome: By investigating how water can change from one form to another, I can relate my findings to everyday experiences.

Focus: Life on planet earth, Earth’s shape and sequence

Lesson Duration: 60 minutes

Resources: - Whiteboard or flipchart - Markers - Water cycle diagram - Pictures or videos showing different forms of water (e.g., solid ice, liquid water, water vapor) - Small containers or cups - Ice cubes - Heat source (e.g., stove, kettle) - Safety precautions (e.g., gloves, adult supervision)

Introduction (10 minutes): 1. Begin the lesson by asking students if they know what water is and where it can be found on Earth. 2. Show a water cycle diagram and briefly explain the concept of the water cycle, emphasizing the different forms of water. 3. Ask students if they have ever seen water in different forms (e.g., ice, liquid, steam). Encourage them to share their experiences.

Main Activities (35 minutes): Activity 1: Observing Different Forms of Water (15 minutes) 1. Divide the class into small groups. 2. Provide each group with small containers or cups, ice cubes, and a heat source. 3. Instruct the students to place an ice cube in their container and observe it carefully. 4. Ask the students to predict what will happen to the ice cube when heat is applied. 5. Allow the students to heat the container gently under adult supervision. 6. As the ice cube melts, ask the students to describe the changes they observe. 7. Discuss the findings as a whole class, emphasizing the change from solid to liquid form.

Activity 2: Relating Findings to Everyday Experiences (20 minutes) 1. Show pictures or videos depicting different forms of water (e.g., ice, liquid water, water vapor). 2. Engage the students in a discussion about where they have seen these forms of water in their everyday lives (e.g., ice in a drink, steam from a kettle). 3. Encourage students to share their experiences and relate them to the changes they observed in the previous activity. 4. Discuss the importance of water in our daily lives and how its different forms are essential for various activities (e.g., drinking, cooking, cleaning).

Conclusion (15 minutes): 1. Recap the main points discussed during the lesson, emphasizing the different forms of water and their relevance to everyday experiences. 2. Ask students to share one thing they learned about water and its forms. 3. Provide an opportunity for students to ask any questions they may have. 4. Assign a small project for students to create a poster or drawing showing the different forms of water and their uses in everyday life.

Assessment: - Observe students’ engagement and participation during the activities. - Assess students’ understanding through their contributions during class discussions. - Evaluate students’ ability to relate their findings to everyday experiences through their project submissions.

Extension Activities: 1. Research and present a short report on the water cycle, focusing on the different forms of water. 2. Conduct experiments to explore other changes of state, such as evaporation and condensation. 3. Investigate the impact of water pollution on different forms of water and discuss ways to protect water resources.

Note: Ensure to follow safety guidelines and provide appropriate supervision during practical activities involving heat sources.