Reflection: Modeling Human Circuit Models - Section 3: Closure

 

One area that I continue to be challenged by is how to connect models back to real life.  Whether a computer simulation or physical activity like this one, I never quite feel like my students are getting as much out of models as they could.  One strategy I find helpful is to make the connections explicit.  Have students explain what various parts of the model represent.  If you can get your students to be able to explain what parts of a phenomenon their model explains well, and where it falls short, this will make the model the most useful to the lesson.

  Relating Models to Reality
  Modeling: Relating Models to Reality
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Human Circuit Models

Unit 5: Electricity and Magnetism
Lesson 6 of 14

Objective: SWBAT describe electricity as the flow of electrons through a complete circuit.

Big Idea: How can we model how electrons flow?

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