Thu Nov 27, 2014 6:27 AM
Assessing for Achievement
I highly recommend reading this article about the various ways teachers can use formative assessments in their 5E lesson planning. I found page 34 of the article a useful reminder of the many ways I can assessment my students throughout each step of my 5E lessons. The assessment template and exit ticket ideas in the article motivated me to create a formative assessment for a physical science lab my students are currently working on. Thank you Kathleen Adair Creghan and Casey Creghan for a great article!!
Wed Nov 26, 2014 1:41 PM
Force and Motion Module
This module is filled with simulations and concrete information that help you understand the concepts about forces and motion. To really get a better understanding of Newton's Law, I found myself referring to the book "Stop Faking It! Forces and Motion" again and again. The final assessment was tricky and challenging mainly because of the way the writers worded the questions so read carefully. Overall, I recommend this SciPack to everyone who is interested in learning more about Newton's Laws and how you can apply it in real life and in your lesson planning.
Thu Oct 30, 2014 12:29 AM
Energy: Thermal Energy, Heat and Temperature
Informative, easy to understand, lots of great practical examples, simulations and explanations. I would recommend it for any teacher who would like to understand how molecules respond under various temperatures and heat and how energy is transferred from one object to another via thermal energy, conduction, convection and radiation.
Force and Motion