Reflection: Student Ownership Energy: What is it? - Section 3: Classifying Energy


When working with definitions, it better to have students create their own. If I give the meanings the only person that has ownership is me. If students are allowed input they are more likely to use them and understand them. I use sentence strips to write their definitions. I also allow them to modify their learning as we go. In most cases, students will come up with a very comprehensive and detailed definition as they continue to learn. 

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  Student Ownership: Content Literacy
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Energy: What is it?

Unit 2: Energy
Lesson 1 of 13

Objective: SWBAT define energy and identify different types that exist. They also begin to define kinetic and potential energy.

Big Idea: Students will become engineers as they learn vocabulary and the definitions needed to understand energy.

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