Reflection: Lesson Planning Part Three - Data Collecting for Soda Cup Lander Instruments - Section 3: Engineers at Work


I included the what and why for testing the instruments on the lab page because I wanted to students to understand why we were taking data for the instrument; testing the instruments was not an arbitrary act, but the engineering component for this lesson.

It was THRILLING for me to watch them behave like engineers and provide the what and why when we had our class discussion before they even looked at the lab page! See the charts that the students made with me.

Next time, as we review the lab page, I will refer to the chart we make on the board, to help students make sense of the lab page.

I noticed some students wanted to write their data under the column: How will we find out? Next time I will emphasize that all new data is placed in the last column. Some teams drew the tool that was used to take the date in this column. I thought that was a great idea and will ask students to include this on their lab page the next time I teach this lesson.


  Lesson Planning: Reviewing the Lab Worksheet
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Part Three - Data Collecting for Soda Cup Lander Instruments

Unit 3: Unit 3 - Deep Ocean to Rocky Shore Adaptations and Submersible Designs
Lesson 6 of 12

Objective: SWBAT choose submersible instruments based observations and soda cup lander design constraints.

Big Idea: Engineers collect data on which submersible instruments to include on their soda cup lander.

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