Reflection: Adjustments to Practice Materials Engineers Part 1 - Section 1: NGSS Connections and Class Preparation


I made some small revisions and changed the format to the lab booklet. I also included a conclusion section. The 2nd edition is oriented vertically.

Students did a great job listing each material and writing observations about each one, but it was not as easy for me to efficiently check that each material was noted and that observations included a fair test. So I used a table to create an observation box for each material.

I inserted a checklist for the procedure section to scaffold student's learning about the elements of a fair test. I included the conclusion section to extend students' thinking about how these properties are useful in materials that we use everyday.


  Revised Lab Book
  Adjustments to Practice: Revised Lab Book
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Materials Engineers Part 1

Unit 5: Unit 5 Matter and Its Interactions
Lesson 6 of 11

Objective: SWBAT sort materials based on given properties, establish testing criteria and discuss procedures to test materials for specific properties.

Big Idea: Material scientists sort and plan procedures to test materials for flexibility, hardness and absorbancy.

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