Sequence Information Sequence: POE-Hammer and Feather Description: This is an example of the eTeaching strategy "Predict-Observe-Explain" using an example about gravity showing a hammer and a feather being dropped on the moon.
Further information about this approach is contained in the book "Practical eTeaching Strategies for Predict-Observe-Explain, Problem-Based Learning and Role Plays" by James Dalziel. See the "Books" section of www.lamsinternational.com for details.
Keywords: eTeaching strategy, Predict Observe Explain, Science, Gravity, Moon
Audience: Secondary school
Run time: 15min-1hour
Delivery Mode: Online or Hybrid Online/Face to face
Outline of Activities:
Step 1 [Text page]: Introduction
Step 2 [Text page]: Description of topic for POE (e.g., describe experiment, show first half of video, etc)
Phase 1 – Predict
Step 3 [Voting]: Prediction – vote on one of several possible predictions
Step 4 [Voting]: Commitment – vote on level of confidence
Step 5 [Q&A]: Reason – describe prediction and reason for this prediction (answers shared with peers)
Phase 2 – Observation
Step 6 [Text page]: Students observe outcome (e.g., video) and record observations in private notebook
Phase 3 – Explain
Step 7 [Forum]: Student post messages to a discussion forum to explain their observations, and any differences to their prediction. They also try to explain the underlying reasons for their observations, and debate ideas with their peers. The teacher may provide additional resources or forum comments.
This sequence is adapted from earlier work by Matthew Kearney - thanks for his suport for this version.
Audience: Subjects: Language: English LAMS Version: 3.0.2 License: Attribution-Noncommercial-ShareAlike Support Files: No files Sharing with: Everyone in Public Status: Active Average Rating: (5). Based on 2 reviews. Number of downloads: 53 times Number of previews: 195 times Authored By: James Dalziel Date: 05 December 2010 06:58 PM User Comments on POE-Hammer and Feather sequence