# ALEX Lesson Plan

## Finding Suitable Solutions

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 Author: Megan Nichols System: Chickasaw City School: Chickasaw City Elementary School
General Lesson Information
 Lesson Plan ID: 35634 Title: Finding Suitable Solutions Overview/Annotation: Students will be exposed to three different scenarios. The scenarios will require that students hypothesize two solutions, test their hypotheses, document the results, and document the property that proved the effectiveness of the material chosen. An example of a scenario would be, “When provided toilet paper, tissue paper and paper towels, which material would be most effective in cleaning spilled water, and what property makes it so effective?” Students will then present the data collected in a Google Slides presentation. The lesson's total duration is about six days.This unit was created as part of the ALEX Interdisciplinary Resource Development Summit.
Associated Standards and Objectives
Content Standard(s):
 Science SC2015 (2015) Grade: 2 2 ) Collect and evaluate data to determine appropriate uses of materials based on their properties (e.g., strength, flexibility, hardness, texture, absorbency).* Alabama Alternate Achievement Standards AAS Standard: SCI.AAS.2.2- Identify common materials and appropriate uses based on their physical properties (e.g., rubber bands stretch, sidewalks are hard, paper tears).

Local/National Standards:

Primary Learning Objective(s):

• Students will collaborate with their group to create two hypothesized solutions to three posed scenarios.
• Students will carry out experiments to test each scenario with the given materials provided by the teacher in the bags (For example, Scenario Bag 1 will be used to solve Scenario 1).
• Students will then work with their group to evaluate the effectiveness of the tested materials and document the results.
• Students will identify and analyze the properties that contributed to the effectiveness of the material.
• Students will work with their group members to create a Google Slide presentation consisting of at least three slides that describes the scenario, hypothesis, outcome of the test, and the property or properties that contributed to the effectiveness of the materials used. (Students may choose to put each scenario on an individual slide, or they may choose to place each task on an individual slide.)