⁣Lesson Plan: Exploring Discovery Cube Los Angeles with Kids

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⁣Lesson Plan: Exploring Discovery Cube Los Angeles with Kids

Grade Level: 3-5

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.

- 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.

- 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)


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:

? DISCOVERY CUBE LOS ANGELES? Full detailed video in bio!? Address: 11800 Foothill Blvd, Sylmar, CA 91342? Website: https://www.discoverycube.org/los-angeles/ ☎️ Phone number: 818-686-2823⏰ Hours: Open daily from 10am-5pm? Price: Adult (15+) $15.95, Kids (14 and under) $13.95?️ Parking: Free parking across the street.⏱ Time spent: 2 hours?? Restrooms: Yes, flushable toilets. Portable hand wash from @suds2go .?? Stroller friendly: Yes. ? Recommend closed toe shoes. Girls’ shoes from @minimeis .? Food: Grab & go options at the Cube Cafe from 11am-3:30pm. ? Birthday party rentals: Yes. ? Gift Certificates: Yes, gift cards (purchase onsite) and gift memberships (purchase onsite and online). ? What we observed: Emotions at Play with Pixar’s Inside Out Exhibit runs until Sept 11, 2022.? Places to eat: @786degrees Bombay tikka masala pizza☑️ Other places to visit in the area: @wildlifelearningcenter and @reptacularanimals ❤️ Follow us on Instagram @thecaliforignersSee you next Tuesday with another video around California Social Links = Check out our Blog http://califoreigners.com Follow us on Instagram http://instagram.com/thecaliforeignersOur Must-Have Items When We Adventure Out With Our Kids: Lip Sunscreen ~ https://amzn.to/3OThpH7 Face Sunscreen ~ https://amzn.to/3PwpV0d or https://amzn.to/3G9l80n Sunscreen ~ https://amzn.to/3QaAghN or https://amzn.to/3vsTZBu (mineral)Insect Repellent ~ https://www.publicgoods.com/pr....oducts/insect-repell Bug Bite Suction ~ https://amzn.to/3kcW0gp (works if used immediately)Bug Bite Relief Ointment ~ https://amzn.to/2UMKhdSFirst Aid Spray ~ https://amzn.to/3yVM5zXBandages ~ https://amzn.to/3AXPBLYTweezer ~ https://amzn.to/3kLiS6H Pain reliever medication ~ https://amzn.to/3uftZYq Antihistamine medication ~ https://amzn.to/3uizztlWater Wipes ~ https://amzn.to/2UvPVk9Portable Hand Wash ~ https://amzn.to/3G9h5Bs or https://amzn.to/3wzsasn Water Bottle ~ https://amzn.to/3Gea9TD Lunch Container ~ https://amzn.to/2XZ3ISK Snack Container ~ https://amzn.to/3AM2rMJ Cooler Bag ~ https://amzn.to/3uhKvr0 Ice Packs ~ https://amzn.to/3m1kFDX Umbrella ~ https://amzn.to/3B0yHwpBackpack ~ Minimeis Packing Cubes For Extra Clothes ~ https://amzn.to/39HurW1Baby Carrier ~ https://amzn.to/2ITumECShoulder Carrier ~ Minimeis Stroller ~ https://amzn.to/39CVkh4 Disposable Urinal Bag ~ https://amzn.to/3G3z2kPPortable Toilet ~ https://amzn.to/3sQde6P Compostable Toilet Bags ~ https://amzn.to/3zQkBzn Urine absorption pellets ~ https://www.tractorsupply.com/....tsc/product/tractor- Camera ~ https://amzn.to/3meJCuALens ~ https://amzn.to/2J7uxg9We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.- - - - -Music by: LesFMSong: Summer Dance(Patreon)- - - - -

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