Reflection: Student Ownership Absorption, Transmission, and Reflection: Creating Models - Section 3: Connection to the Essential Question: What am I going to be learning today?


The ability of students to know what they are supposed to be connecting to in a lesson increases the effectiveness of a lesson dramatically.  Over the course of my career, I have found that this is more than just writing the learning target on the board and reading it out loud.  Taking the time to make learning targets "visible" by dissecting them and identifying the key vocabulary and verbs required to show mastery is a huge factor in the growth of the student and in the student taking ownership in their learning.  Making the learning targets visible makes mastery and growth happen not by chance, but on purpose.

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Absorption, Transmission, and Reflection: Creating Models

Unit 1: Waves: An Introduction and Exploration of Wave Properties
Lesson 3 of 7

Objective: Students will be able to provide evidence that demonstrates that waves are transmitted, absorbed, and reflected.

Big Idea: By using a "Mystery Box" students create their own models of wave energy!

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Waves, Science, absorption, reflection, transmission
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