Reflection: Students with Disabilities Earthquakes: Gradual and Catastrophic Energy Release - Section 3: Observation and Evidence


When using their science journal, students are asked to write notes and track their thinking as we work through various activities. For students with special needs the note taking process can be cumbersome. To alleviate some of the stress of writing I ask these students to draw what they are doing. The act of drawing with writing attached makes the process seem not so daunting. I will then walk around and ask about the drawings to check for their understanding of the concept. 

  Drawing Pictures
  Students with Disabilities: Drawing Pictures
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Earthquakes: Gradual and Catastrophic Energy Release

Unit 2: Energy
Lesson 5 of 13

Objective: SWBAT analyze the differences in intensity of gradual and catastrophic earthquakes and possible results from them.

Big Idea: Students will build a cup structure and try to simulate with their desks the intensity of an earthquake.

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