Reflection: Conferencing Sound Waves vs. Light Waves "Un-notes" (2 days) - Section 2: Warm Up: Formative Assessment

 

When assessing these after this lesson, I sort them into stacks of learners with similar needs and conference with each group, specifically addressing the needs of each group.  Creating groups of learners with similar needs has been one of the most important strategies that I have come across in my teaching career.  I make time in my class 3 - 4 times a week to conference with small groups of similar learners.  It is a great way to address a misconception once to a small group as opposed to seven individual students.  In addition, students get what they need!  They don't have to listen to re-teaching they don't need or aren't lead through a discussion that they are not ready for yet.  Conferencing is a great way to individualize instruction.

I like to put my formative assessments on "slips" of paper that are easily sorted.  These formative assessments are quick, one or two question assessments directly tied to a learning target.  Below is a video demonstrating the sorting process.

  Conferencing: Student Feedback: Sorting Formative Assessments to Create Conferencing Groups
Loading resource...
 

Sound Waves vs. Light Waves "Un-notes" (2 days)

Unit 1: Waves: An Introduction and Exploration of Wave Properties
Lesson 4 of 7

Objective: Students will be able to explain the similarities and differences between light waves and sound waves.

Big Idea: Students engage in the opposite of notes, or "un-notes", as they are introduced to sound and light wave interactions with hands on exploratory activities and engaging demonstrations.

  Print Lesson
46 teachers like this lesson
light vs sound wave lesson
 
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
Similar Lessons
 
Electromagnetic Spectrum
8th Grade Science » Where Is Earth In Space?
Big Idea: Students explore how knowledge of the EM Spectra has allowed scientists to study a wide variety of objects and phenomena in the universe
  Favorites(15)
  Resources(13)
Brookline, MA
Environment: Urban
Ryan Keser
 
Can You Hear It Now? Engineering Cheap and Effective Sound Amplifiers for Smartphones (2-3 Day Lesson)
6th Grade Science » Scientific Measuring and Variable Testing
Big Idea: Engineering is often left out when teaching STEM classes. Students have seen how inquiry can be used to help explain phenomena that are backed by evidence. This challenge gives students the opportunity to incorporate their inquiry skills to solve a need.
  Favorites(17)
  Resources(21)
East Walpole, MA
Environment: Suburban
David Kujawski
 
Checking Temperatures
7th Grade Science » Thermodynamics and Heat Transfer
Big Idea: The heat conductivity of different materials can be measured qualitatively.
  Favorites(9)
  Resources(21)
Hope, IN
Environment: Rural
Deborah Gaff
 
Something went wrong. See details for more info
Nothing to upload
details
close