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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 3’s Phenomenon: The sun makes the snow melt.
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 3, lesson 3, students tell a story about what they may discover when they see the snowman later the day. Then, they do use the Claim-Evidence-Reasoning model to answer the question: Why is the ground warm in the summer?
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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 3’s Super Simple Science, students learn about the climate of the Red Planet, Mars. Then, they make a model of Mars with clay and test its temperature in a sunny location and in a cold place.
Students apply what they have learned in a hands-on Performance Assessment where they are evaluated across the three dimensions.
Unit 3 Performance Assessment: Keeping Cool at the Park
Find out about the weather where you live. Help a friend pack for a trip to your town. Find a way to help others keep cool at the park.
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