Lesson 11, How to Write a Conclusion

Lesson 11, How to Write a Conclusion
Lesson 11, How to Write a Conclusion
Lesson 11, How to Write a Conclusion
Lesson 11, How to Write a Conclusion
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This is lesson 11 of an eleven part series on Scientific Practices (click for bundle), which supports Appendix F (Science and Engineering Practices) of the NGSS. This lesson wraps up the entire unit by examining the key components of a good conclusion. Please be aware that this lesson includes terms introduced in previous lessons, which may be new to students if you haven't purchased the series.

All lessons are developed using the BSCS 5E instructional model for teaching and learning (Engage, Explore, Explain, Elaborate, Evaluate) with a 6th (Extend) added for good measure. The handouts are based on video materials found on the "How About Science?" website at Scientific Practices and the Scientific Method. Teachers should have access to a computer and projector or individual internet connected devices depending on your preference or your access to technology.

Two handouts and keys are provided. Choose either one, based on the time you have and the ability level of your students. The first handout is more detailed and will take more time to complete. The second handout is shorter and focuses more on main ideas. Just go to the website and click on the appropriate video. Your students can watch and fill out the handout.

Here are a few things to consider. If students are working individually it is helpful, but not required to have headphones or earbuds. If the sound is kept low even a large class of students can be successful without them. Also, because students find the directions very easy to follow, these are perfect for substitute teachers. And, because the videos are online, students with internet connections at home don't have to be at school to complete an assignment. My classes are typically action packed with labs and activities, but these video-based lessons require careful listening and focus. My classes are never quieter, which is kind of nice on occasion.

Note! I would suggest doing a trial run before purchasing if you plan to have a large class of students working at individual computers. Internet connection speeds vary which may cause videos to load slowly. You might have everyone log on and try my free resource on TpT (or just go to a lesson and choose something) just to be sure you aren't going to have connection issues. If you do, then you can always project the videos and complete the handouts as a group.

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