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The 5 E Instructional Model

A Framework for Inquiry-Based Instruction

Science Content Concepts of Process Skills of Science Science .

Science Process Skills           Observing Communicating – writing objectively Classifying Measuring Relating objects in space & time Predicting Inferring Controlling variables Defining operationally Experimenting .


Engage Elicit Evaluate 5 E’s Science Lesson Extend Elaborate Explore Explain .

. Demonstration Reading  Free Write  Analyze a Graphic Organizer    KWL (Know already ~ Want to know ~ Learn) This is the “elicit” part  Brainstorming Student asks questions such as: Why did this happen? What do I already know about this? What have I found out about this? Shows interest in the topic. stimulate their thinking.Engage  Activity which will focus student’s attention. and access prior knowledge.

Perform an Investigation  Read Authentic Resources to Collect Information  Solve a Problem  Construct a Model  . and collect information.Explore  Activity which gives students time to think and investigate/test/make decisions/problem solve.

Explain  Activity which allows students to analyze their exploration. classify. error analysis .       Student Analysis & Explanation Supporting Ideas with Evidence Structured Questioning Reading and Discussion Teacher Explanation Thinking Skill Activities: compare. Student’s understanding is clarified and modified through a reflective activity.

classify. apply  . Problem Solving  Decision Making  Experimental Inquiry  Thinking Skill Activities: compare.Elaborate  Activity which expands and solidifies student thinking and/or applies it to a real-world situation.

processes.Evaluate  Activity which allows the teacher to assess student performance and/or understandings of concepts.       Any of the Previous Activities Develop a Scoring Tool or Rubric Performance Assessment Produce a Product Journal Entry Portfolio Extend . and applications. skills.

Earth Central Activities & 5Es Introductory PowerPoint about our institute by Richard.  GPS Practice  Solar Challenge  Making geological maps  Curriculum Work  Forum Interactions (online)   Engage/Elicit  Explore  Explain  Elaborate  Evaluate/Expand .

L. C. W. W.References      Montgomery Public Schools Eisencraft. (1985) Primary Science: Taking the Plunge Trowbridge. “Expanding the 5-C Model. R. Former STEM Staff Member . Arther. Tarin. 2003. W. J. Teaching secondary school science: Strategies for developing scientific literacy Weiss.. (2000).” “The Science Teacher”. & Powell. National Science Teacher Association Harlen. Vol.70.. Bybee.