March 2-6

2019/2020 Rowan County Middle School Lesson Plan

Week of: March

Teacher: Mark Kidd

Subject: Science

PLAN:  (a)Goal Objective/(b)Learning Target


Standard being taught/assessed:


PS1-2. Analyze and interpret data on the properties of substances before and after the substances interact to determine if a chemical reaction has occurred.

07-PS1-5. Develop and use a model to describe how the total number of atoms does not change in a chemical reaction and thus mass is conserved. [


Pre-Planned Questions:

What are properties?

What are chemical properties?

What are physical properties?

What is the law of conservation of matter?












DO: Instructional activities each day (How will they learn it)






Begin physical properties.

Group activity collecting physical properties of various objects.

Begin chemical properties.

Discover various chemical properties using daily knowledge and supplied items.   

Begin law of conservation of matter during a chemical reaction.      

Chemical equations and their parts


S’mores  activity to identify chemical and physical changes.






Assessment(How Can We Measure That They’ve Learned It)

On line using quizziz.

Interventions:  (What steps are in place if they haven’t learned it)

Based on assessment data - student specific.


Specific Skills (non-negotiables) standard and student need specific

Vocabulary Chemical



Sub script






Chemical Reactions
























Differentiated Instruction:  (How do we go deeper if they’ve already learned it) How are we pushing for growth? Extensions and variations





Study: (Data driven decisions) What does the data tell you?  What do you need to reteach? )  Share bi-weekly in PLC and do it





Act: (Continuous improvement/How will we do it differently next week?)  This should be included in your next PDSA/Lesson Plan.  What do the students say worked?  What Didn’t work?  Share bi-weekly in PLC