Reflection: High Expectations The Clues are in the Layers! Day 1 - Section 5: Class Discussion/Wrap up


Having a discussion after the lesson about what they did, why they did it, and why they made a model, helped me focus on the lesson objective. It was imperative that the students understood the reasoning behind the lesson and that this lesson was needed in order to complete the following day's lesson, where they will excavate for fossils. This also set high expectations for the work completed and related to the real world of how fossils are formed over time.

  Explaining what the models represent helps students understand real world concepts
  High Expectations: Explaining what the models represent helps students understand real world concepts
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The Clues are in the Layers! Day 1

Unit 11: Fossils, Evidence of Organisms That Lived Long Ago
Lesson 6 of 8

Objective: Model fossil formation by creating three rock layers containing fossils using everyday objects.

Big Idea: Scientists research fossils in order to provide evidence of the organisms and the environments in which they lived long ago.

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Science, model, fossils
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