Fifth grade students will search lesson plan books, on-line resources, and other science references in order to find an activity that is appropriate for the third grade buddies. The fifth grade students will be asked to complete a lesson plan. The lesson plan will need to be approved by the fifth grade teacher.
Fifth graders will need to complete a sheet on what the goal of the lesson is, the activities planned to engage and teach the third grade buddies, develop worksheets, develop assessment tools, and plan the presentation.
The fifth graders will be graded on this activity using a rubric.
Fifth grade students will enhance their communication skills with their buddies.
Fifth grade students will develop interpersonal skills as they teach their buddies.
Fifth grade students will gain a better understanding of the role of the teacher.
Fifth grade students begin to understand the responsibility of being the ‘teacher.’
Third grade students will respect their fifth grade buddies.
Third grade students will learn that science can be fun and exciting.
Third grade and fifth grade students will develop a greater sense of family, caring and trust by participating in the buddy activity.