Reflection: Modeling Collecting Data for Change Over Time - Section 2: Mini Lesson


I am a true believer in the idea that those who speak and do are the ones that learn.  I try to keep that in mind when I model something new for my students.  

In this lesson, I "thought out loud" about a few fragmented ideas to set them on the course of solving the problem, but tried very hard not to give away any strategy.

Today's lesson is not about the actual, precise measurement, but about the idea of finding a consistent way of measuring something that is not as neat as a straight line. 

The work is in the struggle and if I model too much, the "struggle" will decrease, as will the learning and perseverance. 

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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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