Direct Instruction / Te Akoranga
The learning intentions for this lesson was to gain a better understanding of hygiene, how to undertake a science experiment and expanding our vocabulary on these topics.
Ko te tino whainga o te akoranga nei ko te whai māramatanga ki ngā tikanga akuaku, me pēhea te whakahaere he whakamātau pūtaiao, he whakawhānake i tō mātou puna kupu mō ngā kaupapa nei hoki.
The video shows a small group discussing their understanding of why we need to wash our hands, what and where germs are found, and then the practical part of our science experiment.
E whakaatu ana tēnei whitiahua i tētahi rōpū e kōrero ana mō tō rātou māramatanga he aha ai me horoi ringa, he aha, nō hea hoki ngā moroiti tahumaero. Ko te whakamātu pūtaiao hoki.
Reflection / Arotake
The discussion we had was really good and that small group had a really good understanding of what we were doing and intending to do. I needed to write down more of the newer words I was introducing, rather than just the one, so that I could draw them back to those words more frequently. I undertook this experiment with 3 other groups of similar size and I think that the discussion part could be done in a whole class setting so that some of the less confident learners are able to lean on their peers, and then go off in to their groups and do the practical part of the experiment.
Things to note
In the video you can see and hear students staring or lingering around the camera, they're all still getting used to it being around.
There will be a follow up to this lesson which will include how they'll be taking notes and using what we find to create a piece of writing.