Blanchard Elementary Year One
Martin- DB Woolbright
Learning Objective/Exit Outcomes:
- Students will have a better understanding of the states of matter through self-creation of movement.
- Students will work in collaborative teams.
- Students will use their bodies to communicate their understanding of states of matter.
S2P1. Obtain, evaluate, and communicate information about the properties of matter and changes that occur in objects.
TAES2.3 Acting by developing, communicating, and sustaining roles within a variety of situations and environments.
- Use imagination and physical choices to communicate a character’s thoughts and emotions.
- Collaborate and perform with an ensemble to share theatre with an audience.
TA2.RE.1 Engage actively and appropriately as an audience member. a. Participate as audience
Open space to make a circle
We began by learning the basic game of Bibbity Bibbity Bop. The commands were “Bibbity Bibbity Bop”, “Bop”, “Elephant” and “Rabbit”. We played for a while until students were comfortable with the game.
We then divided into groups of three and gave a state of matter to create the command for. Students were given a few minutes to create a physical embodiment of the qualities of that state of matter (gas- loose atoms that spread evenly, liquids take the shape of their container, solids are solid).
After time had passed each group shared their creation. Students could identify the qualities of the states of matter in other groups, and maybe be given a new way of thinking.
The game could then be played subbing in Solid/Liquid/Gas for Elephant/Rabbit.
The students had a difficult time embodying the qualities as opposed to just making something that was their state of matter (i.e. a house, building, tree). Next time, the class could brainstorm all together instead of in small groups.