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Name: Monica Vaidya

Inquiry Based Science Lesson Topic: Electrical Energy

Presentation Week: 4/16


Grade Level: 4th Grade

Reflection: Inquiry Based Science Lesson


Recording
After viewing the recording of your Inquiry Based science lesson presentation, evaluate your performance in the following sections.
Write a brief narrative in each of the comment boxes and then submit.
Category

Description

Developmentally
appropriate

-Does your Inquiry


Based Science Lesson
content align with the
CCSS for the
appropriate grade level?
-Is your Inquiry Based
Science lesson content
and experiment
developmentally
appropriate for grade
level stated?

Criteria

-Does your Inquiry


Based Science Lesson
fully demonstrate
connection to topic
taught?

Narrative (e.g. areas of strength, areas needing improvement, etc.)


Yes, I feel that my Inquiry Based Science Lesson aligned well with the CCSS standards for the grade
level, 4th grade. In the beginning of my lesson I displayed the four standards that worked with the
lesson, and then at the end of the lesson I displayed them again and went through how they were
covered during the lesson procedure.
Furthermore, I feel that my Inquiry Based Science Lesson was content and experiment developmentally
appropriate for a 4th grade classroom because I introduced new vocabulary and did an experiment that
would capture their interest. Also, when I covered the Professional Development part of my lesson, I
explained other factors that could help achieve a good content area for a fourth grade classroom.

My Inquiry Based Science Lesson demonstrated the connection to the topic of Electrical Energy well. I
was able to display how this science topic could be related to Social Studies, Language Arts, and Math.
Furthermore, I explained how the students would develop schema and build upon prior knowledge of
Electrical Energy by providing real life examples that the students would be familiar with.

Name: Monica Vaidya


Inquiry Based Science Lesson Topic: Electrical Energy
Delivery

Do you deliver the


lesson clearly, at a good
rate, volume and speed?
Do you hear yourself
continually saying:
Um? Like? Gonna?
etc

Presentation Week: 4/16


Grade Level: 4th Grade

I believe that the speed and volume that I delivered my lesson was good. I did not want to speak too
quickly and wanted to be sure that everyone had a chance to gather their thoughts and write down any
information they thought would be beneficial.
I do not believe I said many filler words such as like or um, however I did notice that during the
Professional Development portion of my lesson I did refer to the other teachers as guys which would
not have been very professional if it was a true Professional Development Seminar.

Content

-Do you show a deep


understanding and
working knowledge of
the presentation topic or
is more
reading/research needed
on your part?

I showed a deep understanding and knowledge base about my topic, especially because I was able to
link the topic of Electrical Energy to real life experiences and examples. Furthermore, on my peer
reviews a few people mentioned how I did a good job of connecting the topic for students
understanding, and I was able to answer any questions the students may have had.
If I was teaching this lesson or unit to 4th graders, I definitely would have done more research on the
topic first. Especially in the area of History of Electrical Energy. I think it would be beneficial for the 4th
graders to learn about the history of it as well as incorporate science and social studies.

Experiment

Does your experiment


completely follow the
6E Model by allowing
students to Engage,
Explore, Explain,
Elaborate, and Evaluate
throughout the hands
on activity?

My lesson and experiment followed the 6Emodel that we have discussed in class. As per my lesson
plan, during the 4th grade portion, the students were engaged with the warm up activity of a brain
dump on the word Electricity. Then during the lesson students were able to explore static electricity.
Afterwards the students had to explain in their journals what they were experimenting and
hypothesizing, as well as the conclusions. We then elaborated and went through it as a whole class. As a
teacher I would have evaluated the students by looking at their lab sheets and journals. Lastly, even elearning was involved by the use of a youtube video of Bill Nye the Science Guy.

Name: Monica Vaidya


Inquiry Based Science Lesson Topic: Electrical Energy

Engagement

Self/Peer Review

-Does your Inquiry


Based Science Lesson
engage all types of
learners (i.e.
kinesthetic, auditory,
and visual learners?)
-Do your classmates
appear interested and
motivated in your
Inquiry Based Science
Lesson and its
materials?
Were your classmates
peer review
submissions similar to
how well you believed
you did when
presenting your Inquiry
based lesson and
experiment?
Was there something
that your classmates
pointed out, that you
did not know you were
doing, throughout the
lesson?
If delivering the lesson
again, what would you
do differently?

Presentation Week: 4/16


Grade Level: 4th Grade

I felt that my Inquiry Based Science Lesson engaged all types of learners. For example, I was able to
show a video which would engage auditory and visual learners. I spoke about what we were doing
which would have benefited auditory learners, and was sure to write down key points on the board
which would have helped visual learners. Furthermore, kinesthetic learners would have greatly enjoyed
the static electricity experiment because it was very hands on.
Some critiques I got from my peers was to leave the power point slides up longer, which would have
helped visual learners. Looking back on it, I agree with this recommendation from my peers because
those students probably would have written down the information on the screen.
My classmates seemed interested and motivated during my Inquiry Based Science Lesson, and had a lot
of fun with the science experiment where they used the materials accordingly.
My classmates peer review submissions were very similar to how well I believe I did on my lesson. I
am glad that I had the chance to read them because some of the comments they made I was completely
unaware of. For example, I was recommended to add more pictures and transitions to the power point
during my Professional Development portion of the lesson to keep the people interested and their eyes
on the screen. I thought this was a good recommendation because it would help capture the audiences
interest as well as keep them engaged and awake.
If I was delivering the lesson again I would probably make the Professional Development portion of the
lesson shorter or less intense. I could tell that during that part my classmates were becoming bored
because it was mostly lecture. If I was delivering this lesson again I would find a way to keep the
Professional Development portion more engaging.
I feel that I will grow from this lesson and experiment because now I feel I am able to talk to teachers as
well as students. Furthermore, I was able to see that since the teachers were having so much fun- the
students would too! When I first settled on the topic of Electrical Energy for my lesson I thought it
would be very difficult and I would not be able to find a way to engage students and give them the
chance to have fun. However, after completing this lesson I found that anything we teach children can
be fun if we have some creative ideas and tools!

Name: Monica Vaidya


Inquiry Based Science Lesson Topic: Electrical Energy
How will you grow
from this experiment?

Presentation Week: 4/16


Grade Level: 4th Grade