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The “scientific method” is used throughout the unit as a means to motivate student interest by having them write a hypothesis on the various topics before we begin to study that particular area. Discussions following their hypothesis will give them an opportunity to defend or change their hypothesis before the start of study. This can also serve as a pre-test for the teacher.
The unit should clear up many misconceptions students have on the origin of the Universe and provide a better understanding of Earth phenomena.
The amount of time and number of activities you do with this unit will depend on:
(Recommended for Earth Science/Science, grade 8)
- 1. What do you want the student to know?
- 2. How well do you want the student to know this?
- 3. How will you accomplish this goal?
- 4. How will you evaluate what they have learned?