Reflection: Discourse and Questioning The Eye - Flipped - Section 2: Explain


In order for this lesson to work well, it is important to ask the students questions, to get them thinking, especially when reviewing the notes. I have found that when I tell the students information, some of them remember it, but many of them do not.  

In order to make the lesson more meaningful, I ask questions. In this section of the lesson I ask the students to name the structures of the eye. I follow up by asking them to tell me the functions of those structures. I let the students work together to develop their answers, but I do not give them the answers.  

By working together and thinking about the questions I pose, the students are required to think about the information from their notes and apply it to the situation. I also use lots of "why" questions in this portion of the activity. For instance, I ask the students why it is important for the pupil to be able to change in size. 

  Asking Questions to Help Students Learn
  Discourse and Questioning: Asking Questions to Help Students Learn
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The Eye - Flipped

Unit 5: Nervous System
Lesson 14 of 14

Objective: SWBAT describe the process by which light travels through the eye and is processed by the brain.

Big Idea: This lesson incorporates models and online simulations to help students better understand the process of vision.

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Science, Spinal Cord, vision, eye anatomy, CER, senses, nervous system, brain
  40 minutes
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