Reflection: Relevance Collecting Data for Change Over Time - Section 4: Close and Sharing


During the close, I made sure to mention, in a natural way, that we are scientists struggling with situations all of the time.  Science is messy and there is typically not a neat answer to problems.  As scientists, we continuously revise our thinking and our investigations in order to gain more information.  

Once we find a process that consistently works, we use it and continue to assess it for functionality. It is so important for students to understand that science is a journey, not a situation for a correct answer at every turn. 

By asking open-ended questions and having students reflect on their process, they will begin to be comfortable with revising thought and action as a strategy to finding solutions and learning information. 

  Revision of Work
  Relevance: Revision of Work
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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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