Reflection: Performance Tasks Not All Sand Comes from the Sea!!! - Section 5: Elaborate


I am really pleased with the level of the work that the children complete.  They are so excited to look at the samples a second time.  Especially, after they have more information.  I noticed the first time they observed the samples, I heard comments like, "This one is really tiny" and "Look how white this one is."  

The second opportunity to observe brought much more scientific comments out of the children. Comments such as, "This one is full of granite" shocked me.  They internalized so much.  

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Not All Sand Comes from the Sea!!!

Unit 6: Unit 6 - The Waters of the World
Lesson 7 of 10

Objective: SWBAT make observation of multiple sand samples.

Big Idea: Is all sand the same? No, not really... this lesson brings in sand from many different areas in the world. Students have an opportunity to observe it and compare and contrast the samples.

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