Reflection: Joy Properties of Waves - Section 2: Explore


One way I allow my students to take ownership of their learning is by allowing them choice and opportunities for creativity. Students enjoy being able to have choices in their learning. For this reason, I decided to create a lesson that presented opportunities for students to use their creativity and choose a way to represent or model wave amplitude and wavelength. I was pleased with their drawings and ideas about how to think about the two wave properties.  

By allowing choice in my classroom, students take ownership in their learning and their ideas. This is one way students can begin to make hypotheses and then support their hypothesis with evidence. When students take ownership of their ideas, they also take pride in defending their ideas. This small step of creating opportunities for choice will have a HUGE pay off and benefit in the long run. 

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Properties of Waves

Unit 3: Waves
Lesson 2 of 11

Objective: SWBAT identify that all waves have amplitude and frequency.

Big Idea: In this direct instruction lesson, students draw sketches in their science notebooks in order to make sense of wave properties.

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