As an introduction
to my lesson, I will elicit children's prior knowledge of magnetic
forces. I will read some snippets of information from a book which
one of the children has already brought in. We will discuss this
new information in detail including: magnetic
forces, and objects that are attracted to magnets.
Then I will
give the children some opportunities to experiment with the magnets
and the magnetic materials themselves, before I set up the projector
and laptop for the next part of the lesson.
Equipment is set up and children arranged so that they can all view
screen. Software 'Mad About Science - Matter' is inserted. The children
will watch as information about magnets appears on the screen.
This is then
followed by a series of games which test children's knowledge of
the subject, and each child gets her turn to play these on an individual
ends with a quiz. Answers can be checked on screen. They will work
together in teams to answer these questions.
discussion based on the software content displayed follows. Equipment
is then tidied away. Children will return to their places and continue
to experiment with the magnets and the magnetic materials. They
will work in groups.
ask some children to write personal comments about the software
viewed. As the children are experimenting with the magnets, I will
use the digital camera to take pictures of them. These when developed
can be used to revise and revisit this topic.