Successfully Scaffolding the Experimental Design Process

NGSS NGSS Newbies Science and Engineering Practices Teaching Strategies and Tips

Many teachers struggle with successfully scaffolding the experimental design process. It took me a long time to give up control and correctly set the scene for students to be successful when designing experiments. Here are a few tips to help make sure that your inquiry activities are successful. 1. Make sure your inquiry activity should …

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Modeling Photosynthesis and Cellular Respiration

Biology Developing and Using Models Fifth Grade Grade Level High School Middle School Uncategorized

In January, I did the Modeling Photosynthesis and Cellular Respiration activity created by the California Academy of Sciences.   For the full activity, visit their website here. I first saw this activity demonstrated at the California Science Teachers Association Conference back in October.  Students use ping bong balls to represent atoms and egg cartons to hold …

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