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Human Energy Systems | Activity 2.2
Target Student Performance
Students in expert groups investigate multiple representations of the four variables in and the Earth systems that they measure, generating explanations and questions.
Resources You Provide
- Jigsaw Cards (already distributed during previous activity)
- 2.2 Expert Group A Worksheet (1 per student in Group A)
- 2.2 Expert Group B Worksheet (1 per student in Group B)
- 2.2 Expert Group C Worksheet (1 per student in Group C)
- 2.2 Expert Group D Worksheet (1 per student in Group D)
- 2.2 Assessing Expert Group A Worksheet (1 per class)
- 2.2 Assessing Expert Group B Worksheet (1 per class)
- 2.2 Assessing Expert Group C Worksheet (1 per class)
- 2.2 Assessing Expert Group D Worksheet (1 per class)
Print one copy of the Expert Group Worksheets for each student in each expert group. For example, print one copy of 2.2 Expert Group A Worksheet for each student in Group A. Reserve or provide one computer with an Internet access for each expert group. You may choose to have duplicate groups (e.g., Expert Groups B1 and B2) and if so, you will need to prepare extra materials and a computer for each group.
Before leaving their expert groups, each individual should be able to address the four considerations for large-scale data for their particular phenomena and be ready to explain it to others. Use the 2.2 Assessing the Expert Group Worksheets to assess the student’s ideas. At this point, the students may have questions about the phenomenon in their groups, and at the end of the activity they will have had no formal support from you as a teacher in understanding these phenomena. We recommend looking over their worksheets to see how well they were able to navigate the data in their expert groups. You will also have a chance in the next activity to formatively assess their ideas when they share their expertise with their home groups.