Reflection: Discourse and Questioning Vibrating Rulers - Section 3: Explore

 

As students are working, I circulate amongst the groups and check in on their learning and observations.  Having the students work in pairs, affords me the opportunity to circulate around the room and check in with each team.  The partnerships allow them to ask each other questions, when stuck, and guide each other through the exploration.  It lessens the need for students to rely on me for clarification questions and frees me up to spend more time interviewing.  These interviews give me a better sense of how the students are doing with their understanding of the concept as a whole.

 

  Discourse and Questioning: Checking In
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Vibrating Rulers

Unit 4: Sound and Light Waves
Lesson 6 of 20

Objective: SWBAT record the vibrations and sounds a ruler makes when force is applied to it.

Big Idea: Students will conduct a simple experiment that has them holding a ruler down and applying force to create vibrations against the table. Students will notice a difference when the ruler is positioned at different lengths.

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Science, sound effects, Waves, Sound, Light, sound waves, light wave, 1st Grade, sound energy, vibration, telephone, ear, matter
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