Reflection: Accountability Light it up!! - Section 3: Explore:


"Tell me and I forget, show me and I remember, involve me and I understand."

The goal of this lesson is to allow my students to learn by doing. My goal is to make the learning authentic and purposeful while allowing my students to have their own "ah-ha" moments. In this lesson students actively pursue the question, "What makes things illuminate?"  As the student traveled through the school they found rooms lit by light bulbs, night lights and lamps.  I heard my students say things like, "LOOK!! I found a light source over here." or "COOL! I found a night light and it is making the room illuminate." As my students recorded their findings I was able to observe my students thinking and acting as scientist while noting different light sources in their environment.

This instructional strategy is referred to as indirect instruction.  It is a student-centered approach that allows students to create their own "ah-ha" moments and encourages students to solve problems on their own.  It allows students to analyze, think logically, explore solutions and synthesize information. This model urges students to be get involved in the learning by observing, questioning, problem solving, forming inferences etc. In this model my role is more of a facilitator guided the learning through questioning. In this lesson I define the question and ask my students to answer this question by creating an environment that allows the question to be answered.

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  Accountability: Now it is your turn!
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Light it up!!

Unit 2: Unit 2: Light Waves
Lesson 3 of 9

Objective: SWBAT identify different light sources.

Big Idea: Come and learn all about light sources with a game that will knock your socks off!!

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Science, Light, light wave, cause and effect, light source
  50 minutes
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