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Author: Fulcrum Institute Development Team

Report, Discuss, and Reflect (~2 hrs.)

By Wednesday in the  Forum

Post your analysis of the Alisha’s conversation about heat transfer.

  • How does Alicia explain heat transfer?
  • How do Alisha’s ideas match Erickson's description of ideas commonly held by other children her age?
  • If Tracy carried out the same interview with a scientist, what do you predict the scientist would say is going on?
  • Taking her age into account and imagining Alisha is a student in your classroom, what is a possible next step you might plan to help Alisha move her understanding of heat transfer forward? Explain your reasoning.
  • Describe your experience working with the Alisha interview transcript.

By Thursday-Saturday in the  Forum

The discussion question asks you to synthesize all the pieces of your assignment this week. Your responses to the question and to one another should draw upon and reference all your work and the session's resources.

By Thursday-Saturday in the Teaching Forum

After the discussion wraps up, post your response to the questions below by Friday evening using the subject line Reflection.

Questions for Reflection

  • What do you think is the most important thing you learned from this week's activities?
  • What surprised you? Why?
  • What questions are you left with?