Reflection: Writing a Science Prediction - Section 2: Student Practice


I try not to give my students too many examples of what they can write because then they often will only copy my idea and claim that it was their idea all along. Instead, I check in with them as they are writing their own and then follow-up with questions. 

For example, if a student writes:

- "I think the plants will grow and then die", I will ask them,  "Why do you think that? What in the terrarium will effect the growth or death of the plant?"


- "The soil will change because that is what happens in the outside environment." I will ask them, "In what ways will the soil change?"

  Checking in and giving examples
  Checking in and giving examples
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Writing a Science Prediction

Unit 5: ELA Through Environmental Science
Lesson 4 of 9

Objective: SWBAT write a prediction for a science investigation using specific examples to explain their thinking.

Big Idea: Students focuse on the purpose of the activity by thinking deeply about what they predict will happen and why.

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English / Language Arts, Writing, Comprehension (Reading), prediction, Fourth Grade, diagramming, diagram, environment
  20 minutes
i predict science
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