March 16, 2018

Patricia D. Morrell, Kate Popejoy (eds.)'s A Few of Our Favorite Things: Teaching Ideas for K-12 PDF

By Patricia D. Morrell, Kate Popejoy (eds.)

ISBN-10: 9462097798

ISBN-13: 9789462097797

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They have made a descriptive generalization about the behavior of the tube based on repeated observation and manipulation. ). 7. Now have students work in small groups to create a drawing that explains what is inside the tube that makes it behave as they have observed. Have students share their results. 8. Guide a discussion that again prompts students to reflect on what they have done. In this case, they have worked to create explanations for how the mystery tube works. Their explanations are based upon both observations and inferences.

They will be asked to state whether they believe it is a solid or a liquid based on their evidence from their observations. Many times they will say it is a combination of both solid and liquid. We will have a discussion about how scientists classify things in the world, and they create the classifications, therefore when they come across something that does not fit their classification, they either modify the classification, or create a new one. In this case, the colloidal suspension that resulted from mixing the cornstarch with water exhibits characteristics of solids as well as liquids.

They said that they would rather have been told the answer at the beginning. BI Predict, observe, explain Teaching for effective learning: The complete book of PEEL teaching procedures4, p43 Melbourne, PEEL Publishing This procedure has three stages. Firstly the students are shown a situation and asked to make a written prediction with reasons as to what they think will happen when some change is made. Crucial to the procedure is the discussion at this point of the various predictions and the reasons for them, it is, of course, essential that the teacher gives no indication of what he or she believes.

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