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Samantha Banegas Encourages Using Visualization and 5E Instructional Model to Integrate STEM

Today I learned that some of the characteristics that earth has such as wind, volcanos, water, and impacts other terrestrial planets may have the same characteristics. For example impacts which of course are usually the cause of some form of a meteorite that smashes into the ground causing a crater in the surface of the Earth or Mars or the moon. These impacts all have the same characteristics which help you determine that it is in fact an impact. 

We were taught different activities to use in our classrooms that show the students these. As well as expanding on using the 5E model lesson plan! 

This allows the students to fully be engaged while exploring. The students have the opportunity participate in trial and error. But as along as the students can give solid evidence as to why they think it is an impact or water or wind then there is no wrong answer. Of course if we are talking about the moon then we know there is no water so there are no rivers and there for those would be volcanic lava flows. 

To view the lesson Blue Marble Matches from NASA Education, visit https://www.nasa.gov/audience/foreducators/topnav/materials/listbytype/Blue_Marble_Matches.html.