Reflection: Rigor Location, Location, Location - Section 2: Mini Lesson


I find that using graphic organizers not only helps students organize their data, it also helps them organize their thinking and drives their investigations more deeply. 

By being prompted to write down their investigation plans first, the rigor of the task is lifted because they are now having to rely on their knowledge and devise questions to answer, rather than just "playing" with the supplies on the tray to find out what happens. 

I have also found that the use of graphic organizers helps my students work more independently during the investigation process and it gives them something to refer to during the classroom review discussion at the end of our session.

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  Rigor: Graphic Organizers
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Location, Location, Location

Unit 8: Magnets
Lesson 6 of 7

Objective: Students will be able to use different tools to locate a magnetic field.

Big Idea: In this lesson, students will use what they know about magnets to gain a deeper understanding of magnetic fields. They will also need to make decisions about investigations and precise tools.

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Science, Magnetism, magnet, scientific investigation, magnetic fields, magnetic force, attraction
  40 minutes
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