Reflection: Lesson Planning 4. The Compass, an Ancient Instrument Still Used in a Modern World - Section 3: Guided practice

 

I find that by creating a short PowerPoint for my lesson, I can touch upon the different learning styles, for example, it allows more options for those visual learners to connect to the content. The PowerPoint also helps my students adjust and stay focused on each portion of the lesson. It becomes an outline of the lesson moving fluidly from one section to the next. The PowerPoint does require some prep time, but this tool helps me focus on instruction and specifically on academic concepts and vocabulary in a variety of ways.

  Creating a PowerPoint can help students interact with the lesson
  Lesson Planning: Creating a PowerPoint can help students interact with the lesson
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4. The Compass, an Ancient Instrument Still Used in a Modern World

Unit 9: Magnets an Ancient and Modern Marvel
Lesson 4 of 6

Objective: Create a working compass by floating a magnetized paperclip and allowing it to rotate freely so the clip becomes lined up with Earth’s magnetic field.

Big Idea: A compass is an instrument that works because of the Earth's magnetic field.

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Science, compass (Magnetism), models, Informational Writing, Magnets
  56 minutes
student made compass
 
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