Indirect Observation using Ob-Scertainers. Activity #1

  • What was the point of this activity?

The point of this activity was to make observations without directly looking at it.

  • Explain how you would introduce this to your class?

I would introduce it by blindfolding a student and having them feel/touch/hear/smell random objects and guess.

  • Where do you see students having difficulty?

I see students having difficulty with the noise in the classroom.

  • What changes or extensions could you do to this activity?

I would change the Ob-Scertainers to only be a shape.

  • Scientific principle

Indirect Observations

 

Building Atoms. Activity #2

  • What was the point of this activity?

The point of this activity was to help with the understanding of the makeup of an atom.

  • Explain how you would introduce this to your class?

I would introduce this by showing and teaching the different models of an atom.

  • Where do you see students having difficulty?

I see students having difficulty with understanding the difference between valence electrons and total electrons.

  • What changes or extensions could you do to this activity?

I just wouldn’t use buttons and I would use colored markers instead.

  • Scientific principle

Makeup of an Atom