Reflection: Grappling with Complexity Skate Parks and Energy Transformations - Section 2: Using PhET Simulation to Build Understanding


Providing meaningful structure in an NGSS classroom often means utilizing the correct strategy. Predict, Explain, Observe, Explain (P.E.O.E.) is one strategy that can be used in multiple settings.

In my lessons, P.E.O.E. is primarily used as a way to assess students pre- and post-conceptions that are driven my evidence. The evidence can then be utilized to support arguments, promoting the development of many Science and Engineering Practices.  

Crosscutting concepts can be tied into P.E.O.E. when students are asked to find patterns within their results, leading to deeper conceptual understanding and improved argumentation skills.

  Supporting Student Ideas with P.E.O.E
  Grappling with Complexity: Supporting Student Ideas with P.E.O.E
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Skate Parks and Energy Transformations

Unit 4: Energy
Lesson 9 of 10

Objective: SWBAT: Investigate and explain the energy transformations of a skatepark.

Big Idea: Deepening conceptual understanding requires multiple experiences with the same phenomenon and then allow students to analyze the evidence, finding relationships along the way.

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Science, PEOE, simulation
  80 minutes
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