WeEXCEL - University of Dayton

WeEXCEL - University of Dayton

WeEXCEL Big Bang Lesson! WeEXCEL Big Bang Project Class Overview Ansonia Local Schools Rural setting in Darke County

10th grade Physical Science class Approx. 18 pupils per class Effective school district Standards: Earth Science 9-10 Bench. A-2 Scientific Inquiry 9-10 Bench. A-3 SWOK 9-10 Bench. B-6 Lesson Overview Pre test

Review conversions Geologic timeline Invest. Big Bang Solar system act. Post test Assessments Summative Pre/Post test Solar system wksht Formative

Informal questioning Geologic timeline Big Bang reflection Football worksheet Class walk participation Data and Results Pretest basic skills that kids walk in with Timeline ability to group/order complex data Reflection gather info. and make informed

decision Solar system organize data, design experiment Post test tests for growth through lesson Results Continued Pre / Post data 0.8 Percent (%) 0.7 0.6 0.5 C.A. Pre test

C.A. Post test 0.4 0.3 0.2 0.1 0 Pre Post Data Interpretation According to the pre / post test results, there was a 22% increase in the overall class

performance on the standardized test regarding issues on the Big Bang, scientific notation and conversions, scientific ways of knowing, scientific inquiry, and topics in earth science. Overview Positives High student involvement Critically analyzes major scientific theories (inquiry) Disproves some misconceptions of our solar system

Changes Pre / Post test target more specific learning indicators May make some activities their own lesson (greater detail)

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