Reflection: High Expectations The Egg in a Flask Mystery (Day 2) - Section 1: Researching Their Need to Know Lists by Viewing Simulations


An important aspect of science notebooks is giving students an opportunity to take ownership of their thoughts and findings.  In particular, the egg activity gave students an opportunity to predict what would happen with the egg, write down how they think the egg got into the flask, record their research and then use the evidence that they collected to create a more informed explanation using Claim-Evidence-Reasoning.  

Students can then go back and track their learning and educators can ask students to reflect on their original thoughts and clearly communicate how they have changed and why.  In a way, the science notebook is an elaborate version of a KWL chart.

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The Egg in a Flask Mystery (Day 2)

Unit 1: NGSS Science and Engineering Practices and the Nature of Science
Lesson 3 of 11

Objective: SWBAT collect data from simulations and other online resources that pertain to the egg phenomenon.

Big Idea: Modeling and visual thinking are powerful tools to augment student conceptual understanding. This lesson gives students the opportunity to use simulations and gamification to strengthen their explanation of the egg phenomenon.

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Science, Scientific Method (Science Skills), engineering, simulation
  55 minutes
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