Reflection: Lesson Planning Build A Bridge - Section 1: Bell Ringer - Admit Slip


Using video to enhance your lesson is an important strategy. There are so many free sites with just need to search for the best one to meet your lesson objective. I often use YouTube when searching for video, but there are so many others to choose from as well.

Other free websites, some may require you to create a log in, to try include: 

Khan Academy for self-paced learning with videos

PBS which includes NOVA and Frontline

TED for a wide variety of speeches and presentations

YouTube EDU for free lectures from more than 100 colleges & universities

A video should reflect the objective for the lesson. Video could be used in the lesson Bell Ringer because it is a chance to engage students in the lesson. A video can encourage students to ask questions (SP#1) and will build background knowledge. Video is a way to introduce a concept or differentiate a lesson. One option for differentiation is for students to watch and listen to a video (with headphones) and work at their own pace. To bring accountability, have students use a graphic organizer or complete a foldable as they listen to the video.

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Build A Bridge

Unit 5: Master Disaster
Lesson 6 of 10

Objective: SWBAT identify the impact that bridges have on society and investigate ways of creating a strong structure using only a piece of paper.

Big Idea: Bridges are important structures in society. Engineers analyze the bride purpose and location when designing the best bridge. Using the Engineering Design Process, students build and test a paper bridge.

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Science, Building Structures, bridges, engineering design process, disasters, technology
  40 minutes
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