Reflection: Rigor Electromagnets - Section 3: Closure


In this lesson, I have my students attempting to analyze a scatter plot diagram, something that isn't introduced in CCSS until 8th grade.  I know that this is a huge conceptual leap for them, but I choose to do it because when teachers use choose the wrong kind of graph, it reinforces bad habits that are difficult to break.  In this case, we are looking for a relationship between two variables, so a scatter plot diagram is the most appropriate choice.  With ongoing guiding practice throughout the year, this will be more beneficial than having my students think a bar graph is always the right choice.

  Visualizing Data
  Rigor: Visualizing Data
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Unit 5: Electricity and Magnetism
Lesson 11 of 14

Objective: SWBAT build an electromagnet, record data about its magnetic force, and develop questions for further investigations.

Big Idea: How can you build the most powerful electromagnet?

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