Reflection: Student Ownership Researching 3D Printing - Section 2: Explain


I want to help my students become more critical consumers of information and to learn not to take everything they read at face value. Many times they will ask questions and expect me to quickly provide them with answers.  Even when they perform research, they frequently read only the first couple of results and are satisfied that they have found the correct information.    

By having students find similar information on more than one website, I am encouraging them to think carefully about the information they access.  I am also careful to remind them that some websites copy/paste information from other websites, so they should be able to find similar information on at least two reliable websites.

  Asking and Answering Questions
  Student Ownership: Asking and Answering Questions
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Researching 3D Printing

Unit 2: Chemistry
Lesson 9 of 19

Objective: SWBAT utilize reliable internet sources to gain insights into how 3D printers function and the types of products they can be used to create.

Big Idea: In this lesson students will develop questions about 3D printing and then consult reliable sources to answer those questions.

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