Reflection: Student Led Inquiry Mass vs. Weight: Using Concept Cartoons and Evidence-based Argumentation to Help Deepen Student Understanding - Section 2: Using Concept Cartoons to Frame Student Questions and Research

 

Concept cartoons are a useful strategy to use when trying to unearth preconceptions.  They allow me to gauge students prior knowledge and serve as a check for understanding later in the class.  After students inquire about each cartoon they must then revisit their prior beliefs to determine accuracy.  This strategy also puts student ideas at the helm, making my classroom more student centered.

  Using Concept Cartoons to Lead the Inquiry Process
  Student Led Inquiry: Using Concept Cartoons to Lead the Inquiry Process
Loading resource...
 

Mass vs. Weight: Using Concept Cartoons and Evidence-based Argumentation to Help Deepen Student Understanding

Unit 2: Scientific Measuring and Variable Testing
Lesson 6 of 11

Objective: SWBAT: 1) Define and explain the differences between matter, mass and weight

Big Idea: Students must know what they are measuring before learning how to measure it. This lesson utilizes concept cartoons and evidence-based argumentation to develop students' understanding of mass vs. weight.

  Print Lesson
22 teachers like this lesson
Standards:
Subject(s):
Science, mass, concept cartoon, probe, weight
  50 minutes
mass
 
1
2
3
4
5
Similar Lessons
 
Myth Madness
6th Grade ELA » Argument Reading & Writing
Big Idea: In the end, only one god will be voted the most powerful on Mount Olympus! Who will it be?
  Favorites(10)
  Resources(16)
Shrewsbury, MA
Environment: Suburban
Sue Andrews
 
Intro to Research
6th Grade ELA » Research
Big Idea: Students preview the unit, and sort sources.
  Favorites(8)
  Resources(9)
Louisville, KY
Environment: Suburban
Hillary Boles
 
Gardner's Multiple Intelligence Research Day
6th Grade ELA » Brain Power! Non-Fiction Study of the Human Brain
Big Idea: After taking the learning style quiz, students research their top two learning styles and determine which is a better fit, based on evidence.
  Favorites(5)
  Resources(14)
Evanston, IL
Environment: Suburban
Simone  Larson
 
Something went wrong. See details for more info
Nothing to upload
details
close