Reflection: Student Ownership Electromagnets - Section 1: Introduction


Before I begin a science lesson, I always try to establish a clear purpose for the lesson, whether that is through using focus questions, a challenge to tackle, or a mystery to unravel.  This makes each student more receptive to the learning because they internalize that purpose, and throughout the lesson, whether consciously or not, they are trying to build an answer to that question.  My students can easily tell what big idea they should be focusing on during a lesson.

  Setting a Purpose
  Student Ownership: Setting a Purpose
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Unit 5: Electricity and Magnetism
Lesson 11 of 14

Objective: SWBAT build an electromagnet, record data about its magnetic force, and develop questions for further investigations.

Big Idea: How can you build the most powerful electromagnet?

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