# ⁣Lesson Plan: Exploring Discovery Cube Los Angeles with Kids

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⁣Lesson Plan: Exploring Discovery Cube Los Angeles with Kids

Subject: Science / Math

Duration: 60 minutes

Common Core Standards:
- CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.4.1: Refer to details and examples in a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.
- CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.4.MD.A.1: Know relative sizes of measurement units within one system of units including km, m, cm; kg, g; lb, oz.; l, ml; hr, min, sec. Within a single system of measurement, express measurements in a larger unit in terms of a smaller unit.

Objectives:
- Students will learn about Discovery Cube Los Angeles and its interactive exhibits.
- Students will explore scientific concepts through hands-on activities at the museum.
- Students will practice measurement conversion skills using real-world examples encountered at the museum.

Materials:
- Pictures or videos showcasing Discovery Cube Los Angeles and its exhibits
- Informational texts or websites about the museum
- Measurement conversion charts or tables
- Writing materials (paper, pens/pencils)

Procedure:

1. Introduction (10 minutes):
- Begin the lesson by discussing the importance of science education and hands-on learning experiences.
- Introduce Discovery Cube Los Angeles as a science museum and explain its mission to inspire and educate young minds.

2. Reading and Discussion (15 minutes):
- Show pictures or videos of Discovery Cube Los Angeles and its interactive exhibits to the students.
- Provide informational texts or direct students to websites about the museum.
- Engage students in a discussion by asking questions such as: What exhibits can you see at Discovery Cube Los Angeles? What scientific concepts can you learn through these exhibits? Why is hands-on learning important in science education?

3. Exploring the Museum (25 minutes):
- Simulate a visit to Discovery Cube Los Angeles by assigning students different exhibits to explore.
- Instruct students to take notes or draw diagrams of the scientific concepts they encounter and the hands-on activities they participate in.
- Encourage students to discuss their findings and observations with their peers.

4. Measurement Conversion Activity (10 minutes):
- Introduce the concept of measurement conversion using real-world examples encountered at Discovery Cube Los Angeles.
- Provide measurement conversion charts or tables for reference.
- Assign students measurement conversion problems based on the exhibits they explored at the museum.
- Instruct students to convert measurements from one unit to another (e.g., meters to centimeters, kilograms to grams) using the appropriate conversion factors.

5. Sharing and Discussion (10 minutes):
- Allocate time for students to share their exploration experiences and measurement conversion solutions with the class.
- Facilitate a class discussion about the scientific concepts encountered and the challenges faced during measurement conversion.
- Encourage students to explain their reasoning and strategies for solving the measurement conversion problems.

6. Class Reflection and Wrap-up (10 minutes):
- Facilitate a reflection discussion by asking students to reflect on the value of hands-on learning experiences at Discovery Cube Los Angeles.
- Discuss the importance of measurement conversion skills in everyday life and scientific applications.
- Wrap up the lesson by emphasizing the role of science museums in fostering curiosity, exploration, and critical thinking.

Common Core Labels Correlations:
- CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.4.1
- CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.4.MD.A.1