Reflection: Developing a Conceptual Understanding Rolling Down the River - Part 1 - Section 2: Question for the Day


I teach science to my class and my team teacher's class. This provides opportunities to work out some aspects of the lessons. In this instance, when I planned to show the video to showcase the parts of a river to my team teacher's class the server was down. So I ran the image sort before students watched the video.

At first I could not understand how my class sorted the images and matched the terms with few mistakes until I realized that the 2nd class did not have the opportunity to front load the river features that my class had. The video provided the venue to front load many of the concepts that would be covered today in an interesting, efficient way.

Of course we do not always have access to the internet, so using literature is another way to front load the concepts. Where the River Begins by Thomas Locker is a beautifully illustrated book that could easily be integrated with this lesson.

  Developing a Conceptual Understanding: Front Loading
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Rolling Down the River - Part 1

Unit 4: Unit 4 - Surface Water and Landform Interactions
Lesson 4 of 18

Objective: SWBAT identify and define parts of a river and associated landforms.

Big Idea: Students apply their webquest research to define river and landform vocabulary to prepare for a river map they will make in the next lesson.

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Science, erosion, landforms, water cycle, water
  90 minutes
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