Reflection: Positive Reinforcement Day 10: Roller Coaster Presentations - Section 2: Apply & Reflect


One of the keys to supporting students as they develop and use scientific models is to provide and encourage positive reinforcement. For this reason, anytime a student puts his/her work down, I always say, "Never, ever..." and the rest of the students say, "...put yourself down." This is a special way for other students to provide positive reinforcement and to encourage students to think positively about their designs! You'll see this happen in the following video, Student Presenting, when the student says, "It's not that great of a funnel." When students are able to stay positive, they are often able to avoid frustration and giving up. Being positive also leads them to have hope and to construct the best design possible! 

  Positive Reinforcement: Be Positive!
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Day 10: Roller Coaster Presentations

Unit 1: Gravity
Lesson 19 of 19

Objective: SWBAT use the Engineering Method to design a paper roller coaster.

Big Idea: In this lesson, students apply and reflect on what they have learned by presenting and communicating their results to other students.

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Science, engineering, roller coasters, engineering method, mean, analyzing data, presentation
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