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ERIC Number: EJ1047533
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Dec
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 4
ISSN: ISSN-0036-8148
Cinderella Separates a Mixture
Streller, Sabine
Science and Children, v52 n4 p49-53 Dec 2014
Scientific investigations are usually introduced to children by referring to phenomena and occurrences that they already know about from their environment. The goal is that children learn to understand everyday observations and experiences from a scientific perspective, pose questions, express and test simple hypotheses by planning and performing experiments or investigations, present their results, and question explanations. Not only children's everyday experiences but also situations and characters from stories can be useful for encouraging children to pose questions that can be answered through scientific investigations. The lesson sequence presented in this article, "Cinderella," was conducted several times in different fifth-grade classes by the author and her colleagues. To accommodate different learning conditions, the colleagues decided to adapt parts of the lessons for their classes. The author will describe these adaptations at the end of relevant sections. The lessons provide opportunities for students to encounter the "NGSS" crosscutting concept Scale, Proportion, and Quantity (NGSS Lead States 2013). The structure of the lesson sequence follows the 5E model (Bybee et al. 2006).
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 5
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A