Reflection: Student Ownership Putting It All Together - Reviewing Measurement Vocabulary and Science Process Skills - Section 2: Engage


One of my goals for the year is to help students become more independent learners.  I want them to take responsibility for their learning.  The format I use for reviewing study guides is one method I use to help students begin to take on more responsibility.  If a student has a question about the study guide, I require the students to pose the question to the class.  This helps the student articulate a question about the content while incorporating a reference to his/her level of understanding of the concept.  For instance, on this particular study guide a student may ask, "What is an example of inferring?"  I then ask the student to generate his/her own answer and provide support.  Students usually respond with, "I think inferring is when.....because...." I then present the information to the class and ask for volunteers to confirm or modify the answer.  This helps engage the students in dialogue about the correct answers, which requires them to use scientific vocabulary and generate thoughtful responses for their peers.  Additionally, students tend to listen more thoughtfully to one another during a review than they do when I simply give out answers.

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Putting It All Together - Reviewing Measurement Vocabulary and Science Process Skills

Unit 1: Problem Solving
Lesson 16 of 16

Objective: SWBAT accurately use key vocabulary terms related to science process skills and describe a variety of measurement procedures with an emphasis on mass and volume.

Big Idea: This lesson provides students with the opportunity to review and prepare for an exam over the unit information.

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