# The 5 E Instructional Model

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The 5 E Instructional Model
A Framework for Inquiry-Based Instruction

Process Skills of Science
Science Content Concepts of Science Process Skills of Science Observing Communicating Classifying Measuring Relating objects in space & time Predicting Inferring Controlling variables Defining operationally Experimenting

Science Process Skills
Observing Communicating Classifying Measuring Relating objects in space & time Predicting Inferring Controlling variables Defining operationally Experimenting

Engage Evaluate Explore 5 E’s Science Lesson Elaborate Explain

Engage Activity which will focus student’s attention, stimulate their thinking, and access prior knowledge. Demonstration Reading Free Write Analyze a Graphic Organizer KWL Brainstorming Student 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.

Explore Activity which gives students time to think and investigate/test/make decisions/problem solve, and collect information. Perform an Investigation Read Authentic Resources to Collect Information Solve a Problem Construct a Model

Explain Activity which allows students to analyze their exploration. Student’s understanding is clarified and modified through a reflective activity. Student Analysis & Explanation Supporting Ideas with Evidence Structured Questioning Reading and Discussion Teacher Explanation Thinking Skill Activities: compare, classify, error analysis

Elaborate Activity which expands and solidifies student thinking and/or applies it to a real-world situation. Problem Solving Decision Making Experimental Inquiry Thinking Skill Activities: compare, classify, apply

Evaluate Activity which allows the teacher to assess student performance and/or understandings of concepts, skills, processes, and applications. Any of the Previous Activities Develop a Scoring Tool or Rubric Performance Assessment Produce a Product Journal Entry Portfolio

Types 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?

Engage Evaluate Explore 5 E’s Science Lesson Elaborate Explain
Attention-focusing questions Have you seen? Engage Do you notice? Measuring & Counting and Comparison Questions How many? How long? Evaluate Explore In how many ways? 5 E’s Science Lesson Action & Problem- Solving Questions Elaborate Explain What happens if… Can you find a way to…

Earth Central Activities & 5Es
Introductory PowerPoint about Earth Systems (Richard) Data Collection across Campus (GPS) Plotting DATA from GPS to make maps Introductory PowerPoint on Environmental Factors (Steve) Designing/Carrying Out (& soon to be reporting on) Radish Inv. Introductory GIS PowerPoint & Tutorial Making lat./long. Rulers Forum Interactions (online) Engage Explore Explain Elaborate Evaluate

References Montgomery Public Schools
Harlen, W. (1985) Primary Science: Taking the Plunge Trowbridge, L. W., Bybee, R. W., & Powell, J. C. (2000). Teaching secondary school science: Strategies for developing scientific literacy