Academic journal article The Science Teacher

The BSCS 5E Instructional Model

Academic journal article The Science Teacher

The BSCS 5E Instructional Model

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The BSCS 5E Instructional Model By Rodger W. Bybee. $31.95. 126 pp. NSTA Press. Arlington, VA. 2015. ISBN: 9781941316009.

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How many teachable moments do you capture in your classroom? Rather than waiting for a teachable moment to arrive out of the blue, you can learn how to create these valuable moments with integrated instructional units using The BSCS 5E Instructional Model: Creating Teachable Moments.

Grounded in both historical models and psychological theory, the BSCS 5E instructional model consists of five phases: Engage, Explore, Explain, Elaborate, and Evaluate. For those unfamiliar with this model, Bybee not only explains each phase in the context of a classroom setting but also provides the research to support its use. For those already familiar with this model, Bybee asks you to reflect on and evaluate your practice to push your students further. This includes a comparison of lesson components that are and are not consistent with the 5E model, as well as a question-and-answer section. …

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