Science Class VIII A: Lesson 3 Plan Phase

3.1 Work Breakdown, Products and Milestones:
List the project task and, if possible at this stage include the sub-tasks. For each task add the product that will be created and indicate it will be a milestone.
Note: Products are shown in ( )’s. Milestones are in bold font.
Classroom instruction: 1. The concept of water pollution is explained. 2. Grouping of students. (student groups)
Research: online and library (research report)
Class activity: Testing purity of water sample from identified localities. (pH test) (test report)
Survey: sources of water pollution (survey report)
Survey: effects of water pollution (survey report)
        Activity: collection of newspaper cuttings on water pollution (poster)
Activity: creating awareness on water pollution by notice distribution(notice)
Activity: Expert talk on water conservation (expert talk)
Presentation: Group wise presentation using PPT (Report , PPT)
Celebration: a “mini exhibition” of  posters and reports in class. (exhibition)

3.2 Role definition:
List the roles team members will fulfill in the project.
Project leader: teacher will fulfill this role
Researcher : team leaders
Survey writer : group leaders
Surveyors : all members in a group
Team pollution expert: will present the team’s advice to the class for water conservation
Presentation author : group leader
Presenter (all students will take some part in the presentation)

3.3 Task schedule:
Note start and end dates for the project.
Include expected dates to start specific tasks
Project start date 10th August 2016
Project end date 10th September 2016

3.4 Special Activities Plan:
List any special activities (e.g. Field trips or guest speakers) including dates.
Expert talk on concerns of water pollution :    19 August 2016
Mini exhibition : 10 September 2016

3.5 Resource Plan:
List resource that will be required during the project and any other date constraints associated with them.
Computer lab: Date and period in the Time Table.

3.6 Direct Instruction:
List any planned direct instruction sessions and link them to specific tasks if appropriate.
Basics of water pollution – causes, effects and control measures
How to test purity of water sample?
How to conduct survey on sources and effects of water pollution?

3.7 Reviews and checkpoints:
Describe how you will incorporate review meetings and checkpoints in the project
At the end of every week there will be a 20 minutes class conference to discuss progress, successes and challenges.
A checkpoint meeting for each team will be held for 10 minutes twice per week.

3.8 Assessment plan:
Describe the balanced assessment plan for the project. List products that will be assessed during the project. List rubrics that need to be created before project launch.
Opportunities for authentic assessment will include: the surveys and results, testing water sample, presenting the findings in the form of PPT.
Formative assessment will primarily focus on the artifacts created by the students during the project. Special attention will be paid to survey prototypes, learning journals and presentation outlines.
Summative assessments will be performed on the survey results, presentations on the causes and effect of water pollution and the portfolios of work.
Rubrics prepared: Survey questions and results rubric, report submission rubric, PPT presentation rubric, grading rubric.

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