Reflection: Staircase of Complexity My Life as a Water Molecule - Section 5: Drafting my Water Molecule Adventure:

 

I found that many students were struggling with how to describe their water molecule getting from one place to another. I decided that I was getting very similar questions and they were coming from a large number of the class, that I needed to stop them and offer some more structural support. 

I decided to write some ideas that class could use to explain their water molecules traveling or where they might be located if they were in a place like ground water. I had them help create the list and we tried to give an example for every colored bead on our chart. This really helped them a lot and their writing really took off from there. 

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My Life as a Water Molecule

Unit 21: Lesson with Writing
Lesson 1 of 7

Objective: SWBAT write an informative narrative explaining how water moves within the water cycle.

Big Idea: The water cycle is a fun lesson all on its own, but to help students understand that water can move and take on different forms is not so easy. In this lesson students will create their own water molecule adventure while following through the water cycle.

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