Science is Changing! Instead of the Scientific Process that was formerly taught, we now use the 5e Method. What is that you ask? Great question!
ENGAGE - stimulate curiosity and activate prior student knowledge
EXPLORE - actively explore the concept in a hands-on activity
Experiences occur before the explanations! Students are actively engaged with little explanation from the teachers.
EXPLAIN - teachers lead students’ discussion of information discovered during the Explore stage, introduce new scientific terms and explanations
ELABORATE - students apply, extend, and enhance the new concept and related terms, confirming and expanding their understanding
EVALUATE - Students demonstrate their understanding of the concept.