Sensing Matter—Is It a Liquid or Solid?by: Jennifer M. Troncale

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Students classify materials based on physical properties.

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  • on Thu Oct 18, 2018 8:28 AM

The article discussed a lesson on matter that used the same standard that I am using for my lesson, thus it was a great resource to use in order to help me prepare and guide me for my own lesson. An interesting point that the article discusses is that students believed that sand was a liquid. Instead of telling the students that their answer was wrong, the teacher gave them the necessary tools to discover that sand is a solid. This is a great idea for when I teach my lesson if my students come to the same conclusion. Overall, the article was helpful and a great example of a lesson that uses the 5Es.

Alison  (0)
Alison (0)

  • on Thu Jun 29, 2017 12:02 AM

This is written very well, and it brakes down the 5E model for this lesson/activity.

Tanishia  (Dallas, TX)
Tanishia (Dallas, TX)

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