Deconstructing the Lesson, “Building towards Bad Water”

differentiated instructionWritten by Marina Imperio

This article outlines the deconstruction and reconstruction of a lesson, Building towards Bad Water. The selected lesson was revised to incorporate each of the 5 elements considered important to teaching and learning science – inquiry, constructivism, differentiated instruction, cross-disciplinary approaches, and equity principles – and discusses why these elements are important in teaching Science and Technology using the 5E learning cycle. The reconstructed lesson is included below (Appendix 1).


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