S&S Lesson 1: Learning Goals

Target Performances

Lesson 1 – Pretest and Expressing Ideas (students as questioners)

Activity 1.1: Systems and Scale Unit Pretest

Students show their initial proficiencies for the overall unit goal: Questioning, investigating, and explaining how matter and energy changed during combustion of organic materials.

Activity 1.2: Expressing Ideas about Ethanol Burning (40 min)

Students ask and record specific questions about changes in matter and energy in response to the unit driving question: What happens when ethanol burns?

NGSS Performance Expectations

This lesson helps prepare students to meet the NGSS performance expectations, but does not feature a mastery of any of them.