Reflection: Checks for Understanding Designing a Solar Car Part 3 - Section 4: Evaluating Design Ideas


One of the things I like best about sharing design ideas is the students get to check one another for understanding. When I check for understanding it has a feel of assessment, especially if I catch a misconception.

When a peer is able to look over work and whisper, "You forgot this criteria!", the student "got away" with a mistake and the teacher did not catch it. I love this because everyone wins. 

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  Checks for Understanding: Student Assessing
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Designing a Solar Car Part 3

Unit 9: Designing for the Future: Designing a Solar Car
Lesson 3 of 7

Objective: SWBAT use scientific knowledge to create several solar car designs.

Big Idea: The fun starts here. Students are armed with lots of cool scientific information and now they can start the designs. They explain how their designs help solve the problem, "Can solar cars the transportation of the future?"

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