Explain: What was the experiment trying to discover?
Results: What are the results of the experiment?
Uncertainty: What were the uncertainties, errors or uncontrolled variables?
New: What did you learn? How can you take this knowledge further?
Display slide 13. As a class, use the R.E.R.U.N. method to develop a conclusion from the information on the slide. This can be completed on the board (refer to slide 12 for further scaffolding if needed).
Display slide 14. Explain to the students that they will be developing a conclusion for the experiment completed in the previous lesson. Ask the students to take out their copy of the Suck It Up! Science Experimentand complete the Conclusion section independently.
Write the acronym R.E.R.U.N. on the board. Have the students recall the term each letter represents. Once they have been identified, ask for a simple description of each word.
Encourage students who require extension to write their conclusion in their workbook so they are not restricted by the scaffold.
Support students who require further assistance in writing a conclusion by allowing them to verbally discuss their ideas with an adult.
Suggested Assessment Strategies
used strategic whole class or individual questioning
observed student participation during learning activities