Learning Objectives: Education

Following educational best practices (see for instance, Understanding by Design by Wiggins and McTighe, 2005), I developed these learning objectives from a student’s perspective of the Ohio state standards for science. This enables learners to evaluate how they measure up to these clear goals before, during, and after instruction. The action-oriented language also guides further instructional design by limiting the scope and suggesting benchmarks and appropriate formats for assessment.

Unit: Cycles of the Earth and Moon

Context: Seventh Grade Earth Science

  • 7.ESS.Moon.1

I can model and explain how the phases of the moon work.

  • 7.ESS.Moon.2

I can show where the moon is relative to the sun and earth for any phase of the moon.

  • 7.ESS.Moon.3

I can tell whether the moon is waxing or waning from a photo of any phase taken in the northern hemisphere.

  • 7.ESS.Moon.4

I can model and explain how a lunar and solar eclipses are similar and different.

  • 7.ESS.Moon.5

I can model and explain how the competing effects of mass and distance on gravity cause cycles of tides in the oceans.

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