Using a Notice and Wonder Activity to Introduce Phenomena

Asking Questions Science and Engineering Practices Uncategorized

One of my favorite ways to introduce phenomena is to use a notice and wonder activity.  During a notice and wonder activity, you present students with your phenomenon and ask them what they notice and what they wonder. Students write the observations and questions in an interactive notebook, or in an online journal.  Then students …

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Using Student Questions in Your Storyline

Asking Questions Elementary Science High School Middle School NGSS Science and Engineering Practices

I get so many questions asking about the relationship between storylines and phenomena, but I am rarely asked about student questions.  In an ideal scenario, student questions would be at the heart of your storyline.  Check out this definition from NextGenStorylines.org . As you can see, student questions are really at the heart of building storylines.  …

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