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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 8 Phenomenon: Humans weren’t around to watch the solar system form, but we have observed patterns that may explain its formation.
By the end of the lesson, students will be able to explain the phenomenon.
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The Reference Text features considerate and engaging text with engineering content built right in. On TCI’s learning online platform, the Reference Text offers Text-to-Audio, Main Idea Viewer, Spanish translation, Student Highlighter Tool, and more. In addition, resources beyond the text are embedded in TCI’s online learning platform. This includes Check for Understanding, digital simulations, and videos that will help students investigate phenomena more meaningfully.
Explore lesson 8’s print and online Reference Text where students learn about the formation of the Solar System.
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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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Reading Furthers are included in each lesson to enhance literacy and engage students with related topics. Students dive into a high-interest topic and investigate the intricacies of science.
In lesson 8’s Reading Further, students read about scientists’ hunt for meteorites in Antarctica to learn about the secrets of the Solar System.
Students apply what they have learned in a hands-on Performance Assessment where they are evaluated across the three dimensions.
Unit 3 Performance Assessment: Writing a Gravity Adventure Scene
Write a script for a movie’s climax using a gravitationally correct scenario. The script will present an exciting drama that results from gravity’s force on celestial objects, and then you’ll explain exactly how gravity is responsible for the event.
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