Reflection: Student Grouping Float-a-Boat: Introduction to Scientific Inquiry and Design (Part 1/2) - Section 3: Explore


This video reflection explains the strategy of releasing and regaining control. In a middle school classroom, a very careful balance between holding on too tight and allowing too much freedom must be negotiated with students. Holding on too tight stifles creativity, play and opportunities for managing impulses while allowing too much freedom can decrease time on task and present safety concerns. The Release and Regain Control Diagram used in the video is also included here in the resources.

  Student Grouping: Let It Go - Releasing Control and Regaining Control Strategically
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Float-a-Boat: Introduction to Scientific Inquiry and Design (Part 1/2)

Unit 5: Forces and Motion
Lesson 2 of 18

Objective: SWBAT plan and carry out an investigation using science and engineering practices.

Big Idea: Welcome to the water park! In this lesson, we begin our Float-a-Boat journey as students create a “lazy river” boat design that will hold the most passengers.

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