Experiences, Patterns, and Explanations

by: Kristin L. Gunckel

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In an activity sequence that took place over several days, the class learned about sound and how people hear sounds. Following each activity, students engaged in whole-group sharing sessions and individual journal-writing sessions that were designed to help them see the patterns that emerged from their explorations. The activities were carefully chosen to illustrate these patterns using the Experiences-Patterns-Explanations (EPE) model of science. In this article, the author describes how EPE can be used to help students connect explanations to patterns in experiences.


Type Journal ArticlePub Date 9/1/2010Stock # sc10_048_01_46Volume 048Issue 01

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