Reflection: Debate The Center of Our Solar System- The Sun- Part 2 - Section 3: Explore

 

I used the Sun Statements from Soaring Through the Universe, Astronomy Through Children's Literature  as a starting off point for the partner discussion because it first allowed me to see and hear whether the students understood what I re-read from The Sun,  and the statements were a great way for my student to have an academic discussion or debate about them.

I got the idea for the partner discussion from a lecture I attended at the NSTA/CSTA conference titled: "The Central Role of Dialogue in the Sense-making Classroom" that was presented by Arthur Beauchamp from U.C. Davis. Arthur had us practice a similar scenario where the participants looked at some statements and wrote whether they agreed or disagreed with them and then we had to talk to a partner to explain our thinking. It was a simple activity that led to some lively discussion in the workshop. 

  Using True/False Statements to start student discussion.
  Debate: Using True/False Statements to start student discussion.
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The Center of Our Solar System- The Sun- Part 2

Unit 2: The Sun and Earth Connection
Lesson 2 of 16

Objective: SWBAT gather important information about the Sun by using literature and engaging in a discussion about the Sun.

Big Idea: Why is the Sun such an important part of our daily lives and what are the important features of the Sun?

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