Term 4 Topic 2 Rocks IntroductionPrior to the start of topic 2 the teacher needs to set up a display in the classroom of different rocks, stones and soil.Greet the learners.Teacher Input 1Show Presentation 1.On slide 5 ask learners to carefully take note of what they see on the surface of the earth (they can write down what they observe).Show Video 1.Learner Activity 1Ask Learners what they think is on the surface of the earth.Possible Answers:Land, sea, clouds, atmosphere, forest, rivers, mountains, etc.Hand out Fact Sheet 1.Let learners read through the information (reading and understanding).Hand out Worksheet A. Let learners answer question 1 - 10 with the help of the factsheet.Learner Activity 2The following activity is designed to help learners remember what they have learned in the PowerPoint presentation.Learners must read through the information in Fact Sheet 2 and answer the questions in Worksheet B.Teacher Input 2Ask the following questions:Ask 2 learners to come and look closely at the potted plant.Teacher brings a pot plant to school (the plant must be in soil and watered):What is the plant sitting in?Why is it in this substance?Possible Answers: Soil; sand; water.to hold it up; to feed it minerals and water.Show Presentation 2.Discuss the properties of soil and what is found in it.Revision Activity 1Hand out Quiz 1. Learners may complete this quiz in class or as homework.Ice BreakerTeacher takes two rocks from the classroom rock display and bangs them together a number of times.You will get their attention and a bit of the rocks may break off…Teacher Input 3Greet the learners.Ask learners to tell you about what you have just done with the two rocks.Possible Answers:Banged two rocks together; broken pieces of rock off.Tell learners that this breaking off of rock pieces happens all the time in nature.Learner Activity 3Learners will conduct a group investigatio on Breaking up of Rocks with Acids.Hint: start planning 2 weeks in advance (before you begin Topic 1) as the activity takes time.Divide the learners into groups of 6 – 8.Each group needs:1 cement brick.1 large clear plastic container.1 bottle of vinegar.Each learner must write down what they think will happen (HYPOTHESIS).“ If ……………………………….., then ………………………………..” Learners must write down their observations at the start and end of the 2 weeks on Worksheet C.Learner Activity 4Learners will conduct a group investigation into the properties of soil.Have a container of soil in the class or let learners collect and bring soil specimens to the class.Let learners conduct the investigation and complete Worksheet D.Learner Activity 5Learners will conduct an individual investigation.Hand out Worksheet E. Demonstrate the experiment to the learners.Learners investigate and complete their observations on the worksheet. By Administrator|2015-07-16T16:28:13+02:00June 17th, 2015|0 Comments Share This Story, Choose Your Platform! facebooktwitterlinkedinredditwhatsapptumblrpinterestvkEmail About the Author: Administrator Leave A Comment Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.