Reflection: High Quality Task Collecting Data for Change Over Time - Section 1: Question


The question today is one that can't really be answered.  I asked this type of question on purpose.  In order to allow the students to really explore their thoughts publicly, it is helpful to take away the chance of "being wrong".  

Opening the lesson with questions that don't have one, true answer allows my students to begin wondering and expressing possible responses without risk.  When they can begin to do that naturally, we will have a room full of questioners and confident problem solvers. 

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Collecting Data for Change Over Time

Unit 2: Structures of Life: Seeds
Lesson 8 of 13

Objective: Students will be able to devise a way to consistently and safely measure growing seeds in order to track change over time.

Big Idea: Accurately measuring an item that is not a straight line is a new concept for students. Rather than tell them what to do, today we will explore ideas and create strategies together.

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Science, problem solving, scientific drawing, descriptive details
  50 minutes
germination process
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