Reflection: Checks for Understanding Creative Circuits - Section 3: Wrapping It Up!


The KLEWS Chart served as both a plan and a place for students to add their observations. From  the student samples in this video clip, we can see how my students used this great tool in helping them to understand their learning. Doing this in pairs was a great way to collaborate and focus on a lesson that was really a bit more advanced. The team work helped them support one another when they were really struggling with the scientific concepts. Evidence was reported more as "what we did," rather than "this is what I saw." I think this was their way of of sorting out more complex ideas and a way of making sense of it. I didn't correct them or interfere. There were still a few, like the one in the sample, that did not understand how the energy flows in a circle. But, regardless, they have been exposed to foundational understanding of how electrical energy flows and that yes, it can be altered. 

  So What Did the KLEWS Chart Show?
  Checks for Understanding: So What Did the KLEWS Chart Show?
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Creative Circuits

Unit 5: Energy
Lesson 5 of 11

Objective: Students learn about completing circuits and how energy travels through a conductor taking the path of least resistance.

Big Idea: Students get a chance to be creative as they explore how salt dough will conduct electricity and convert it to light energy.

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Science, Electricity, light energy (Physics), Resistors, Sound, Light, light wave, circuit, transfer of energy, KLEWS chart, Circuits, conductor, Insulator, closed circuit, The Path of Least Resistence, reflection, light energy, eye, kaleidoscope
  60 minutes
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