Reflection: Rigor Location, Location, Location - Section 2: Mini Lesson


I find that using graphic organizers not only helps students organize their data, it also helps them organize their thinking and drives their investigations more deeply. 

By being prompted to write down their investigation plans first, the rigor of the task is lifted because they are now having to rely on their knowledge and devise questions to answer, rather than just "playing" with the supplies on the tray to find out what happens. 

I have also found that the use of graphic organizers helps my students work more independently during the investigation process and it gives them something to refer to during the classroom review discussion at the end of our session.

  Graphic Organizers
  Rigor: Graphic Organizers
Loading resource...

Location, Location, Location

Unit 8: Magnets
Lesson 6 of 7

Objective: Students will be able to use different tools to locate a magnetic field.

Big Idea: In this lesson, students will use what they know about magnets to gain a deeper understanding of magnetic fields. They will also need to make decisions about investigations and precise tools.

  Print Lesson
3 teachers like this lesson
Science, Magnetism, magnet, scientific investigation, magnetic fields, magnetic force, attraction
  40 minutes
magnets on box
Similar Lessons
Heat through Electricity
3rd Grade Science » Production of Heat
Big Idea: Students to examine images on a concept placemat to make the connection of heat and electricity.
Silver Spring, MD
Environment: Suburban
Chaunetta Anderson
Magnets Around Us - Introduction
3rd Grade Science » Magnetism
Big Idea: Magnets are everywhere.
Tucson, AZ
Environment: Urban
Jennifer Valentine
2. What Are Magnets ?
3rd Grade Science » Magnets an Ancient and Modern Marvel
Big Idea: Magnetic forces between a pair of objects do not require that an object be in contact.
Roselle, NJ
Environment: Urban
Marybelle Espin
Something went wrong. See details for more info
Nothing to upload