Presentation on theme: "The 5 E Instructional Model"— Presentation transcript:
1The 5 E Instructional Model A Framework forInquiry-Based Instruction
2Process Skills of Science Science ContentConcepts of ScienceProcess Skills of ScienceObservingCommunicatingClassifyingMeasuringRelating objects in space & timePredictingInferringControlling variablesDefining operationallyExperimenting
3Science Process Skills ObservingCommunicatingClassifyingMeasuringRelating objects in space & timePredictingInferringControlling variablesDefining operationallyExperimenting
5EngageActivity which will focus student’s attention, stimulate their thinking, and access prior knowledge.DemonstrationReadingFree WriteAnalyze a Graphic OrganizerKWLBrainstormingStudent asks questions such as,Why did this happen?What do I already know about this?What have I found out about this?Shows interest in the topic.
6ExploreActivity which gives students time to think and investigate/test/make decisions/problem solve, and collect information.Perform an InvestigationRead Authentic Resources to Collect InformationSolve a ProblemConstruct a Model
7ExplainActivity which allows students to analyze their exploration. Student’s understanding is clarified and modified through a reflective activity.Student Analysis & ExplanationSupporting Ideas with EvidenceStructured QuestioningReading and DiscussionTeacher ExplanationThinking Skill Activities: compare, classify, error analysis
8ElaborateActivity which expands and solidifies student thinking and/or applies it to a real-world situation.Problem SolvingDecision MakingExperimental InquiryThinking Skill Activities: compare, classify, apply
9EvaluateActivity which allows the teacher to assess student performance and/or understandings of concepts, skills, processes, and applications.Any of the Previous ActivitiesDevelop a Scoring Tool or RubricPerformance AssessmentProduce a ProductJournal EntryPortfolio
10Types of Questions Attention Focusing: Have you seen? Do you notice? Measuring & Counting: How many? How long?Comparison (for sharper observation): In how many ways are your seeds alike and how do they differ?Action: What happens if… you place your pill bug in damp sand? …you pinch the seedleaves off a young plant?Problem-posing (more sophisticated, follows exploration & understanding, not a good first question): Can you find a way to… make your plant grow sideways? Can you separate salt from water? Can you make a sinking object float?
11Engage Evaluate Explore 5 E’s Science Lesson Elaborate Explain Attention-focusing questionsHave you seen?EngageDo you notice?Measuring & Counting andComparison QuestionsHow many?How long?EvaluateExploreIn howmany ways?5 E’sScience LessonAction &Problem-SolvingQuestionsElaborateExplainWhat happens if…Can you find a way to…
12Earth Central Activities & 5Es Introductory PowerPoint about Earth Systems (Richard)Data Collection across Campus (GPS)Plotting DATA from GPS to make mapsIntroductory PowerPoint on Environmental Factors (Steve)Designing/Carrying Out (& soon to be reporting on) Radish Inv.Introductory GIS PowerPoint & TutorialMaking lat./long. RulersForum Interactions (online)EngageExploreExplainElaborateEvaluate
13References Montgomery Public Schools Harlen, W. (1985) Primary Science: Taking the PlungeTrowbridge, L. W., Bybee, R. W., & Powell, J. C. (2000). Teaching secondary school science: Strategies for developing scientific literacy