Reflection: Writing Across the Disciplines Digging up Fossils - Analysis - Section 3: Explain - Written Paragraph


I had hoped students would make more specific connections to the general statements they made about learning about the past and I think I may have been asking them to do too many things at once.  In order to help them transfer the specific observations they made about their fossils in relationship to the general observations about the past, the next time I teach this I will provide them an example paragraph.  

  Drawing Conclusions About the Past
  Writing Across the Disciplines: Drawing Conclusions About the Past
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Digging up Fossils - Analysis

Unit 4: Fossil Evidence
Lesson 8 of 8

Objective: SWBAT write specific observations about the fossils they "discovered," form hypothesis about some of the fossils, and use a key to identify them.

Big Idea: It is important to be specific when making scientific observations and to state ideas as hypotheses, not facts.

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