Reflection: Gradual Release Planning an Investigation - Section 2: Developing the Plan


Planning is essential to any science lesson.  Materials must be obtained and procedures must be clear.  If the essential things are in are in order, success is almost ensured.  When involving the students in the planning process, it must be buffered by gradual release.  It was necessary for me to have the plan prepared and then to allow them to participate in the areas of the plan that could be altered.  It is important to at least ask the students for their input and informed them that you have final veto power.  



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Planning an Investigation

Unit 1: What is science?
Lesson 3 of 8

Objective: The student scientists will plan an investigations to explore their outside environment.

Big Idea: Planning is key in making discoveries about the world around you because it gives you a focus and guidelines to follow.

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