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Lesson Observation Notes

Ms Madzarevic, 7M, Periods 3 and 4, 13/12/12.

|Time |Observation Notes | |10.40 |Students in, bags away, register taken. eacher starts up projector | | |Checks students have done homework by moving around class (cut out and label a skeleton) | | | | | |Starter on the board, students have one minute to write down what they think are the main functions of the skeletal| |10.50 |system in the back of their books. | | | | | |Teacher puts up lesson objectives on the board (see powerpoint). | | | | | |Teacher elicits functions from students, accepts ideas and summarises points (support, strengthen, movement etc.). | | |There is another function, time given for students to think and teacher gives function). | | | | | |Powerpoint slide on the board ‘What do you know about the skeleton’. | | |Teacher elicits the answers from the students. | |10.55 | | | |Students move to the front of the class to look at the real human skeleton. The teacher explains and shows the | | |different bones and joints. Students are told they can ask questions. | | | | | |The teacher manipulates the skull and talks about its function (Why there are lines on the skull, it is explained | | |that 3 bones fuse together after being a baby). | | | | | |‘Why would it not be good to have a hard bit of bone in the nose?’ | | | | | |‘Why do you think a babies head would be soft?’ ‘It is to do with them being born’. | | | | | |Student – ‘If you press on a baby’s head they would die’. The teacher explains why this would not be true. | |Time |Observation Notes | | |The teacher listens to stories from the students and discusses their ideas. | | | | | |A student says how a baby’s head doesn’t grow very much. The teacher accepts the point and gives an explanation. | |...
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