Reflection: Developing a Conceptual Understanding Can water change the shape of the land? - Section 3: Explore


When the children shared their predictions before each phase of the river, I was pleased that they had begun to internalize the language of, I believe, I think, My opinion....We have worked hard to build those words into our lessons that it was obvious to me that they had begun to own the language and could use appropriately and in context.  

I noticed the confidence they were beginning to exhibit with the tier three vocabulary as well. The ability to use the word in context in a sentence and speak with conviction about their ideas.  Of course, I still noticed some misconceptions and I will address those later. 

Another noticing I had was the connections students were making to their own lives.  I was proud of my little ones for realizing that our investigations could have bigger connections than just what we see in our lessons.  Connecting those lessons and learning's to their personal outside learning's was a big leap. 

  Student Predictions
  Developing a Conceptual Understanding: Student Predictions
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Can water change the shape of the land?

Unit 7: Unit 7 - Wetlands, Ponds, Rivers, and Streams
Lesson 4 of 6

Objective: SWBAT explore the movement and creation of rivers and streams.

Big Idea: Rivers and streams are powerful enough to change the look of the land. More than erosion and deposition, they can drastically change the lay of the land. This lesson explores the directions that rivers flow and obstacles that can get it their way.

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Science, rivers, engineer, water
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river bend
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