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NGSS experiment/lab sharing

Started by Rob Schoonveld Mar 21, 2017. 0 Replies

Hi all,Looking for activities for my Sound/Light/Waves unit. This unit is new for us in 8th grade.Trying to continue the inquiry based model and fulfill the NGSS "style" of teaching.Also, any lesson…Continue

Literacy strategy sharing - Freyer Model - Fishing for Light & Optics online resources too!

Started by Snydersensei. Last reply by Daniel Friedman Aug 20, 2012. 1 Reply

Hey everyone! I am just exploring using the Freyer model to help introduce my grade8 science students to light & optics (luminous, non-luminous, chemiluminescent, flourescent, incandescent,…Continue

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Comment by Daniel Friedman on August 16, 2012 at 4:52pm

I'm teaching astronomy for the first time this year.  The class will have a blog and one student will be designated each week to compile a 'terms list' consisting of any new vocab and/or names encountered during the week.  They'll post that to the blog as they go, other students can comment or ask questions.

Comment by Theory249 on March 30, 2011 at 3:01pm
Since science is a vocabulary laden subject, just curious how you all go about doing vocabulary without having the students write definitions???
 

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