Reflection: Developing a Conceptual Understanding Why Does the Sun Move Across the Sky? - Section 6: Evaluate:


Why Use Science Journals? These tools are modeled after the way that scientists really do science. I LOVE to use science journals in a way that allows students to develop, practice, and refine their understanding of the different science concepts addressed in our investigations.  They encourage students to record and/or reflect on the inquiry-based questions that are posed and investigated in the classroom. This tool allows students to communicate their ideas of through drawings, models, graphs, and writing. Each journal is specific to each individual student in my class. No journal answer looks the same! The best part of using science journals is that is a tool that allows me to provide students with authentic feedback.  I love the rich conversations that I get to have with my students as they are recording their thinking in these journals. 

  Developing a Conceptual Understanding: Science Journals
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Why Does the Sun Move Across the Sky?

Unit 3: Unit 3: Celetial Patterns: The Sun, The Moon and Stars
Lesson 6 of 21

Objective: SWBAT use a model to observe the rotational patterns that make day and night.

Big Idea: Have you ever wondered about day and night? This lesson allows children to answer their own questions about what causes day and night through outdoor observation, building models and hands-on exploration!

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