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ERIC Number: EJ1100494
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0036-8121
When Discrepant Events Change the Plans: An Unexpected Investigation of Physical Properties and Reactions
Madden, Lauren; Seifried, Joyce; Farnum, Kerry; D'Armiento, Angela
Science Activities: Classroom Projects and Curriculum Ideas, v53 n2 p68-73 2016
Discrepant events are often used by science educators to incite interest and excitement in learners, yet sometimes their results are farther-reaching. The following article describes how one such event--dissolving packing peanuts in acetone--led to a change in the course of a college-level elementary science teaching methods class and to the development of an inquiry-based lesson plan appropriate for use with fifth graders. The lesson is aligned to the NGSS ideas around helping children use observations of properties to describe materials and modeling scientific phenomena that are too small to observe with the naked eye.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Grade 5; Intermediate Grades; Middle Schools; Elementary Education; Grade 6
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Language: English
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