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5E / Hero's Journey Example: Simple Circuits

Girl plays Operation

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Engage: Hero is Called

  • Play Operation
  • What are you curious about?

Explore: Hero is Challenged

  • Take apart Operation and inspect how it works. Explain using words and a diagram. 
  • Create your own game by repurposing the materials. Additional materials are welcome. 

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Explain: Hero is Mentored

  • Play with this simulation
  • Complete this digital handout. 

Extend: Hero is Transformed

  • Using only the materials provided, create a circuit that serves a useful purpose.
  • Pitch your idea here

Evaluate: Hero is Judged

  • Follow rubric here
  • Present project. 

Grading rubric

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All lessons based on the 5E Learning Cycle/Hero's Journey overlap shown below: 

5E Learning Cycle/Hero's Journey

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cross posted at www.cyclesoflearning.com

Ramsey Musallam teaches science and robotics at Sonoma Academy in Santa Rosa, California, with the aim of fostering inquiry-based learning environments fueled by student curiosity. He presents widely on sparking student curiosity and teaching with technology. Musallam is a Google Certified Teacher, a YouTube Star Teacher, and a Leading Edge Certified Teacher. Watch his TED talk here and read his blog at www.cyclesoflearning.com.