Reflection: Student Ownership 1. I Wonder About Magnets - Section 5: Class Discussion/Wrap Up


I have to admit that I was a little nervous about letting my students ask their own questions before the unit, but the Next Generation Science Standards are all about giving students more control over what they pursue to learn. My students really took to this strategy, of coming up with their own questions, and then watching them be answered throughout the lessons. I think the strategy made me a better teacher in that I looked for ways to try to answer those questions they had through my lessons or through the readings that we did in class. I will use this strategy again in Science and in other content areas as well.

  Letting Students Come Up With Their Own Questions Gives Them Ownership
  Student Ownership: Letting Students Come Up With Their Own Questions Gives Them Ownership
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1. I Wonder About Magnets

Unit 9: Magnets an Ancient and Modern Marvel
Lesson 1 of 6

Objective: Ask and generate at least two questions about magnets that can be investigated.

Big Idea: Some of the best ideas come from just wondering how things work and what would happen if...

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