Reflection: Developing a Conceptual Understanding Renewable vs. Non Renewable - Section 2: Make A Foldable


A Foldable is a valuable tool that can be created and used in any content area. 

I use Foldables in Science because they give students an opportunity to write, draw, and manipulate their paper as they create a visual representation of their thoughts. Because students struggle with new concepts and the vast number of new vocabulary terms in Science, Foldables are a useful strategy to engage all learners.

I use Foldables because students:

  • can be creative as they construct their Foldable. 
  • will draw and color images as part of their learning.
  • it can be a formative assessment of student progress towards mastery of a concept.
  • feel empowered and have a sense of pride with their work.
  • a Foldable incorporates a variety of skills including comparing, contrasting, and visualizing relationships like cause and effect.

  The Value of a Foldable
  Developing a Conceptual Understanding: The Value of a Foldable
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Renewable vs. Non Renewable

Unit 3: Pond Study: Preparing for the Science Fair
Lesson 3 of 9

Objective: SWBAT compare and contrast renewable and nonrenewable energy.

Big Idea: All living things share resources that can be renewable or nonrenewable. The way in which we use one resource can affect other resources.

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Science, Climate Change, Renewable Energy, global warming, fossil fuels, renewable resources, nonrenewable resources, evidence, argument, Problem Based Learning, Pond Study, science fair
  40 minutes
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