Module 16-Science KA - Course Guide

Module Overview:

In this module, students will draw a picture of one or more of their experiments and make a goldfish bowl. Students will observe the change in the form of water to ice, study daily weather conditions, and observe the behavior of magnets.

Module Materials:

Lesson # Lesson Title Material(s)
1 Make a Goldfish Bowl Optional - Couple of goldfish
Optional - Glass fish bowl
Optional - Fish food
Optional - Colorful marbles or stones
crayons or colored pencils
2 Freezing Water and Magnets Magnet
Iron filings
Paper plate
Metal items like paper clips, nickels, dimes, and small nails or screws

Module Objectives:

Lesson # Lesson Title Objective(s)
1 Make a Goldfish Bowl
  1. Draw a picture of one or more of the experiments you are doing.
  2. Make a goldfish bowl.
2 Freezing Water and Magnets
  1. Observe the change in form of water to ice.
  2. Study daily weather conditions.
  3. Observe the behavior of magnets.

Module Key Words:

Key Words
weather conditions

Module Assignments:

Lesson # Lesson Title Page # Assignment Title
1 Make a Goldfish Bowl 2 Make a Goldfish Bowl Assignment
2 Freezing Water and Magnets 2 Freezing Water and Magnets Assignment

Learning Coach Notes:

Lesson # Lesson Title Notes
1 Make a Goldfish Bowl In this lesson, if you choose, your student will assemble a goldfish bowl. This will allow you to take care of a pet and observe a goldfish to learn about their behavior, needs, and characteristics. In their science journal, have your student sketch their fish and label its key features such as gills, fins, and scales. You may have to help your student with the labels.
2 Freezing Water and Magnets
  • As the fall season ends and winter begins to start, your student will observe winter characteristics. Talk with them about how the weather changes and ask them why there is usually snow in winter instead of rain. Please have your student record in their Science notebook changes they see outside that let them know winter is coming. They can draw pictures or write.
  • Your student will be learning about magnets. Be sure to have magnets on hand, and have them take their magnet and explore around the house to find things the magnet is attracted to. In their science notebook, have your student draw pictures of what the magnets were attracted to.

Module Guiding Questions:

When a student starts a lesson ask them questions to check for prior knowledge and understanding and to review concepts being taught. At the end of the lesson ask the questions again to see if their answer changes.

Lesson Title Question
Make a Goldfish Bowl
  1. Why can’t fish breathe out of water?
Freezing Water and Magnets
  1. What will stick to a magnet?

Module Video Questions:

When a student watches a video take time to ask them questions about what they watched. Suggested questions for the videos in this module are listed here. Suggestion: Have the student watch the entire video first all the way through. Then have them watch the video a second time, as they watch it pause the video and ask the questions.

Lesson Title Video Question
Make a Goldfish Bowl Make a Goldfish Bowl
  1. Where do fish live?
  2. What are the characteristics of fish?
  3. How do fish breathe in water?
Freezing Water and Magnets Freezing Water and Magnets
  1. What is a magnet?
  2. What types of things are magnets attracted to?

Module Suggested Read Aloud Books:

Take time to read to your student or have them read aloud to you. Read a different book each day. While reading the book point out concepts being taught. You may purchase these books or find them at your local library. Suggested things to discuss while reading the book:

  • What is the main idea?
  • What are three things new you learned?
  • How does this book relate to what you are learning about?

# Book Author Lexile Level
1 Fish is Fish Leo Lionni 690L
2 What is it like to be a Fish Wendy Pfeffer AD570L
3 Magnets Push, Magnets Pull David Adler AD870L
4 What Makes a Magnet? Dr. Franklyn M. Branley and True Kelley 600L

Module Outing:

Take some time to apply what your student is learning to the real world. Suggested outings are below.

# Outing
1 Visit a pet store to observe different types of fish. Discuss with a sales associate what is needed to provide set up an aquarium.