ELABORATE: Students’ understanding of the phenomenon is challenged and deepened through new experiences in related contexts. Real-world applications and new challenges, problems, or tasks solidify and broaden students’ understanding about the implications of what they’ve learned. During this phase, all the lessons learned from the previous activities should be brought together and integrated into a sensible whole that is greater than the sum of the parts.
Teachers, both units in the Speedometry™ Curriculum are designed using the 5E Model (Engage, Explore, Explain, Elaborate and Evaluate) to support students as they ask questions and conduct experiments to find the answers. The 5Es integrate hands-on activities that help foster conceptual understanding and inspire students to explore further. This video talks about the 5E Model, and we have follow-up videos on each of the E’s for Speedometry™ Units 1 and 2.
Speedometry™ is a 2-unit standards-based curriculum designed to engage 4th grade students in learning STEM content using Hot Wheels® cars and track. The content is aligned to the Common Core Standards in Science and Mathematics, the Next Generation Science Standards, and California State Education Standards in STEM.
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