Activity which will focus student’s attention,
stimulate their thinking, and access prior
Analyze a Graphic Organizer
KWL (Know already ~ Want to know ~ Learn) This is the “elicit” part
Student asks questions such as:
Why did this happen?
What do I already know about this?
What have I found out about this?
Shows interest in the topic.
Activity which gives students time to think and
investigate/test/make decisions/problem solve,
and collect information.
Perform an Investigation
Read Authentic Resources to Collect
Solve a Problem
Construct a Model
Activity which allows students to analyze their
exploration. Student’s understanding is clarified
and modified through a reflective activity.
Student Analysis & Explanation
Supporting Ideas with Evidence
Reading and Discussion
Thinking Skill Activities: compare, classify,
Activity which expands and solidifies
student thinking and/or applies it to a
Thinking Skill Activities: compare, classify, apply
Activity which allows the teacher to assess
student performance and/or understandings
of concepts, skills, processes, and
Any of the Previous Activities
Develop a Scoring Tool or Rubric
Produce a Product
Earth Central Activities & 5Es
Introductory PowerPoint about
our institute by Richard. Explore
Solar Challenge Explain
Making geological maps
Forum Interactions (online) Evaluate/Expand
Montgomery Public Schools
Eisencraft, Arther, “Expanding the 5-C Model,”
“The Science Teacher”, Vol.70, 2003, National
Science Teacher Association
Harlen, W. (1985) Primary Science: Taking the
Trowbridge, L. W., Bybee, R. W., & Powell, J. C.
(2000). Teaching secondary school science:
Strategies for developing scientific literacy
Weiss, Tarin, Former STEM Staff Member