Reflection: Checks for Understanding What is Energy Anyway? - Section 4: Sharing and Closing


Revisiting my student's notes from the investigation period is essential to my knowing whether they were able to glean any information from the references and in order to plan my next steps. 

During this lesson, I stepped aside and allowed my students to explore and find information they believed were relevant.  I can then use this learning to begin my next session and to confirm facts or to revisit misconceptions. 

It is a simple strategy, but highly effective. 

  Revisiting Notes
  Checks for Understanding: Revisiting Notes
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What is Energy Anyway?

Unit 5: Energy
Lesson 1 of 3

Objective: Students will be able to gain background information regarding the topic of energy.

Big Idea: Energy is a complex concept and students will need time to explore and create a background schema before delving more deeply into the concept.

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