Reflection: Diverse Entry Points Blue Box Presentations - Section 3: Blue Box Findings


It can be tricky for the kiddos to describe the sound they are hearing in the blue box, to help with this I have asked the teams to compare the sound to something else. For example, it sounds like ... plastic pieces hitting each other or it sounds like unifix cubes when I shake them. This line of questioning encourages the students to compare the sounds of other items.

To develop accountable talk and to help students make a more accurate conclusion next year I will provide a list of possible items that may be in the box rather than the open ended clue that it is a classroom object. I think this will promote the students to specifically defend the item, by making comparisons with the listed item and the observations they have made with their blue box item.

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  Diverse Entry Points: Scaffolding Observations and Claims
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Blue Box Presentations

Unit 1: Our Scientific Community
Lesson 2 of 3

Objective: SWBAT present their conclusions on what is in their 'blue box'.

Big Idea: Students' curiosity is in high gear! What's in everyone's blue box? They listen to their fellow scientific teams share their observations and conclusions.

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