Reflection: Diverse Entry Points Boiling and Freezing Points Lesson 3: Blow It Up With Butane! - Section 7: A Look at Student Work


Talking to the text provides benefits not only for students but for teachers as well!  When looking at what students are thinking while the read, you can get an insight into misconceptions and great questions that students generate.  This can allow you identify common misconceptions to address and groups of learners that need a specific concept taught.  In addition, as students generate questions, you can see common experiments that students are interested in testing.  Thus, "talking to the text" can help you adjust your teaching to the needs of the students!

The video below demonstrates me looking at some student work for this particular lab and how it can help me adjust my instruction:

  Diverse Entry Points: Talking to the Text Provides Benefits for Teachers & Students
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Boiling and Freezing Points Lesson 3: Blow It Up With Butane!

Unit 4: Physical Properties: Molecular Arrangement and Phase Changes
Lesson 12 of 12

Objective: Students will be able to explain how solutes and pressure affect the boiling/freezing points of liquids and be able to describe the energy transfer that occurs during phase changes.

Big Idea: These lessons have text strategies, writing instruction, discussion techniques, and science content! Students blow up a bag with butane, make water boil at 50 degrees, and make water freeze instantaneously as they explore physical properties!

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Science, boiling point (Chemistry), Solute, Mixtures and Solutions, dissolving, freezing point (Mixtures and Solutions), Freezing, boiling, Matter and its Properties, Polymer / Industrial / Environmental Chemistry, Boiling Points, physical properties, middle school, endothermic, exothermic, pressure, discussions, discourse, evaporation, Scientific Literacy, molecule
  95 minutes
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