Reflection: Relevance Understanding the Eye - Section 1: Engaging Them


Starting with the drawing of the eyeball and student's own perception helps them build upon and take responsibility for their own learning. I really like how this forces them to think about what they think they know as fact and then quite individually allows them to adjust their own thinking as they experience the inquiry. They can add to the picture if they choose to correct their ideas or draw a new one. It then becomes a " I used to think that eyes...." to a " I now know that the eye..." as it supports evidence of learning. 

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  Relevance: A Basis for Inquiry
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Understanding the Eye

Unit 5: Energy
Lesson 6 of 11

Objective: Students understand how we are able to perceive light.

Big Idea: In this lesson, students learn how our eye uses light to be able to see color.

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Science, Light, Sound, light wave, circuit, eyes, optical illusions, reflection, light energy, eye, kaleidoscope
  65 minutes
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