Reflection: Student Led Inquiry Just Passing Through - Section 3: Active Engagement


In the clip with the girls testing the green flag, I made a huge mistake that I think many of us find ourselves guilty of-talking over a student. As I watched the clip several times, I realized that I was following my agenda of making sure the students used the correct vocabulary terms and were able to predict various outcomes. 

However, if you listen closely, there were at least 3 times that the girls were about to defend their thinking and quite possible do everything I was asking them to do, and more. I will never know, because I put my thinking into the mix and forgot that those who speak the most, learn the most. 

So, a friendly reminder: don't speak until the kids are done!!

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Just Passing Through

Unit 6: Light Energy
Lesson 8 of 11

Objective: Students will be able to determine the difference between opaque, transparent, and translucent materials using a light source.

Big Idea: Students will have an opportunity to explore the school during a hunt for 3 materials that allow different amounts of light to pass through.

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Science, Light, opaque, transparent, translucent, investigation, light , reflection, shadow
  40 minutes
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