Using Models to Develop Scientific Explanations: A Unit Overview

Feb 6, 2024

This video showcases the flow of an entire phenomenon- and modeling-based unit in a third-grade classroom. Consider the different ways students are supported in expressing and refining their ideas over time, particularly through varied opportunities to collaborate with each other.

Video Transcript


Unit designs that support students in working with their own thinking and collaborating can press against notions that science is a final form or individual endeavor. Additionally, the use of flexible scaffolds can support young students in generating a variety of rich explanations.


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