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).


Deconstructing the Lesson, “Building towards Bad Water”

Marina Imperio is a 2014 Galbraith Science Education Award recipient

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