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Each lesson begins with an investigative phenomenon that is used to pique students’ interest and drive instruction throughout the investigation.
Lesson Phenomenon: Water waves can be big and fast enough to surf on.
By the end of the lesson, students will be able to explain the phenomenon.
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At the end of the lesson, students demonstrate what they’ve learned with Show What You Know and Making Sense of Phenomenon.
In unit 4, lesson 2, students answer three questions about the properties of waves and use the Claim-Evidence-Reasoning model to answer the question: What properties can be used to describe an ocean wave?
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Each lesson includes a TCI assessment that addresses all three dimensions, uses diverse stimuli, and allows students to express understanding in multiple formats. You can use it as a formative or summative assessment to evaluate students’ ability to explain real-world data and phenomena. Want more flexibility with assessments? You can also create your own, or use shared questions from other TCI teachers.
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Super Simple Science investigations are bite-sized lessons that can be done in 30-mins or less. Each Super Simple Science lesson comes with an engaging lesson video for students to follow along as they conduct them in-class or at home. These lessons are perfect “Fun Friday” lessons and do not require special materials.
In lesson 2’s Super Simple Science, students read about stadium wave at sporting events. Then, they create their own wave, video record it, and look for patterns.
Students apply what they have learned in a hands-on Performance Assessment where they are evaluated across the three dimensions.
Unit 4 Performance Assessment: Developing a Communication Method Using Waves
Help Billy understand sound waves by modeling how they work. Then, create a new method of communication that uses other types of waves to send a message.
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