Reflection: Discourse and Questioning Step-by-Step - Section 2: Explore


I really enjoyed doing this lesson with the students.  In completing the investigation together, I knew that it helped my students understand how to complete an experiment using the scientific method.

Needless to say, I want to work with my students in creating better questions during the "observe and ask" section. My students' questions did not relate to the experiment. Their questions were: what are we going to do with the paper towel? or why is the water there?  After the experiment, I converse with the students about developing questions around the presented items such as: how can the paper towel be used with the water? I informed them that we must think about developing questions that we can test.

  Developing Questions
  Discourse and Questioning: Developing Questions
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Unit 1: Working like a Scientist
Lesson 2 of 4

Objective: SWBAT explain the steps scientists use to investigate questions.

Big Idea: Do your students understand the steps scientists use in an investigation?

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