Reflection: Developing a Conceptual Understanding Building Vocabulary - Section 3: Explore


As the groups were working, I wanted to hear what the students thought their words meant before they started to look them up.  I was able to capture on group that had an idea of the meaning of their word and one group that didn't.  I wanted to hear their reasoning for their thinking.  This allowed me to gain an understanding of what the students knew about the word and how it connected to the concept of light.

  Developing a Conceptual Understanding: Checking in on Groups
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Building Vocabulary

Unit 4: Sound and Light Waves
Lesson 12 of 20

Objective: SWBAT develop definitions of the words transparent, translucent, reflective, and opaque.

Big Idea: To kick off this light unit, the students will be introduced to some new unit words and then go on an exploration walk to find objects that match the definition of each new term.

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Science, sound effects, Waves, Sound, Light, sound waves, light wave, 1st Grade, light vocabulary, vibration, telephone, sound energy, ear, matter
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