Reflection: Flexibility How Do We Hear? Applying the Engineering Process Day 2 - Section 2: Reflecting on Our Work

 

As I am growing in my teaching during this transition to NGSS, I am realizing that all of the inquiry based explorations need time for this age group to process. They need time to explore, get excited, play and strive to understand. Then, a day later, the energy is let down enough that they can more deeply process the essential questions and what they have learned. This responsive and flexible strategy enables them to grasp the most important ideas. The process yesterday was creative energy, excitement, talking, more talking, laughter, joy, discovery, failure, testing, trying again, success and more excitement. There was time to play a little. Today, it consisted of revisiting, playing some more, enjoyment and then focus on what was learned. The processing became complete. I have learned NOT to rush this process. It's really hard to not try to control it!

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How Do We Hear? Applying the Engineering Process Day 2

Unit 3: Waves
Lesson 8 of 8

Objective: Students understand the engineering process by identifying design flaws and redesigning the product to address the flaws.

Big Idea: Using their newly designed "phones," students rediscover the engineering process as well as explore why their invention works, explaining how sound waves travel through solids.

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