Reflection: Shared Expectations Mixtures: Characteristic Properties - Discovery - Section 4: Discovery Activity


Shared Expectations generally relates to the community norms that students will hold themselves and other accountable too. However it can also be the shared norms for completing structured tasks. Lab conclusions are a perfect form of writing to have shared expectations on because it is a very formulaic type of writing and students can use a simple rubric to assess other students' work. This was the first time I have done this task and I really liked it!  I heard some great comments from students evaluating the work and making decisions. For example,

"I like this conclusion because it gives data."

"I don't like this conclusion because it didn't use the sentence starters."

This gallery walk isn't a strategy I would use everyday, because it did take some time, but I really like it as a re-norming tool and to set a class standard that everyone can reach.

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Mixtures: Characteristic Properties - Discovery

Unit 8: Mixtures: Characteristic Properties
Lesson 1 of 11

Objective: Students will be able to learn foundational vocabulary about characteristic properties and gain an interest in identifying substances.

Big Idea: Substances have characteristic properties that can be used to identify them.

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Science, density, solids, liquid, gas, mixture, property
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