Reflection: Grappling with Complexity DC Electronics Exploration - Day 1 - Section 2: Warmup

 

I knew that the challenging version of the problem would require several inferences on the part of students. While hopeful that some would make those inferences, I knew that most would need some time, some scaffolding, and some "external thinking" (questions and probes that i would provide to stimulate thinking about the problem in productive way).

My goal, in the long-term, is for students to be very independent problem solvers. But it requires multiple exposures to non-trivial problems and the process needs to be modeled frequently. 

 

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DC Electronics Exploration - Day 1

Unit 3: Electricity and Energy Transfer
Lesson 3 of 13

Objective: Students will explore the ways in which energy is transferred in simple DC circuits.

Big Idea: Energy in circuits moves from power sources (batteries, power outlet) to circuit elements (light bulbs) though the action of moving charges.

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