Our Fields of Science lesson plan teaches students about the various types of science. During this lesson, students are asked to work collaboratively with a partner to complete an activity in which they take turns drawing a type of scientist out of a hat and making a statement from the perspective of that scientist, demonstrating their understanding of the differences between the different kinds. Students are also asked to work independently to match the definition of the “study of” to the correct field of science.
At the end of the lesson, students will be able to identify and define the three main branches of science and categorize and define several fields of science related to each branch. Students will also be able to explain the study and role of selected science specialists.
Common Core State Standards: CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.4.4, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.5.4, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RST.6.4