Reflection: Complex Tasks Recycling Aluminum Cans and The Rock Cycle… Say What? - Section 3: Explorations


This section of the lesson was harder for students than I had anticipated. They took much longer to make the connections than I had anticipated. This was more of a guided investigation than an exploration. I had to pull students back to the gathering area and we talked, briefly, about what they were working on. Being able to listen to each other and hear other's ideas was helpful and helped students move forward.

This was a good reminder to me that I need to stop and review with students throughout a complex task. This often helps students to get over their mental hurdles and answers questions that students may have, or may not yet know they needed to ask.

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Recycling Aluminum Cans and The Rock Cycle… Say What?

Unit 1: Weathering Wreaks Havoc
Lesson 9 of 10

Objective: Understanding how weathering is a part of the rock cycle.

Big Idea: Weathering as a process and part of the rock cycle.

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