Quick Tips for Intentionally Designing a Model Scaffold
No scaffolding, just providing a blank page, for students to create their models can make some students freeze up when asked to draw about how/why a phenomenon happens. On the other hand, too much scaffolding can make students feel like there is one specific “answer” and also may result in a lot of blank or sparsely populated models from students.
Consider these 4 tips on this one-pager for teachers when designing your model scaffolds. See also the blog post about white space on models