Reflection: Checks for Understanding Sound Waves and Ocean Waves - Section 5: Evaluate


KWL charts help students to be active thinkers while they read, giving them specific things to look for and having them reflect on what they learned when they are finished reading. KWL's use the metacognitive strategy of self-questioning to ensure that students comprehend the content presented in the lesson. When students set their own purposes for reading, they are more motivated and active as readers. Each student has a schema, or a framework for how they view the world. Accessing a student's prior knowledge is the first step in integrating new concepts into their existing schema. KWL charts help activate background knowledge and provide an opportunity for students to set their own learning objectives and assess overall understanding.

  Benefits of KWL
  Checks for Understanding: Benefits of KWL
Loading resource...

Sound Waves and Ocean Waves

Unit 6: Oceanography
Lesson 4 of 6

Objective: SWBAT describe how energy is transferred by waves.

Big Idea: For social animals such as whales, the use of sound is extremely important for communicating with others and sensing their environment in the absence of light. But how does sound travel under water?

  Print Lesson
8 teachers like this lesson
ocean, Science, sound waves, oceanography, KWL
  60 minutes
Similar Lessons
Electromagnetic Spectrum
8th Grade Science » Where Is Earth In Space?
Big Idea: Students explore how knowledge of the EM Spectra has allowed scientists to study a wide variety of objects and phenomena in the universe
Brookline, MA
Environment: Urban
Ryan Keser
Electromagnetic Spectrum: How Does it Affect Our Lives?
6th Grade Science » Energy
Big Idea: The EM Spectrum has infiltrated many aspects of our everyday lives, whether we realize it or not. The goal of this web quest is for students to develop an understanding of the common ways we are affected, both positive and negative.
East Walpole, MA
Environment: Suburban
David Kujawski
Checking Temperatures
7th Grade Science » Thermodynamics and Heat Transfer
Big Idea: The heat conductivity of different materials can be measured qualitatively.
Hope, IN
Environment: Rural
Deborah Gaff
Something went wrong. See details for more info
Nothing to upload