• 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!

    ENGAGEstimulate curiosity and activate prior student knowledge 

    EXPLOREactively 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

    EVALUATEStudents demonstrate their understanding of the concept.

     

    Link to Mount St. Helens Volcano Cam