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SEP2: Developing and Using Models

Modeling can begin in the earliest grades, with students' models progressing from concrete "pictures" and/or physical scale models (e.g., a toy car) to more abstract representations of relevant relationships in later grades, such as a diagram representing forces on a particular object in a system. (NRC Framework 2012, p. 58)

Refer to the Essential Learning Event 3 or Essential Learning Event 4 Evidence-Based Practice for information related to the practice of Developing and Using Models:

At these links you will find:

  • Sample student actions associated with SEP2
  • Sample teacher actions & instructional strategies for SEP2, questions to promote the use of SEP2 in the classroom
  • Sample assessment task formats to assess learning for SEP2.
Developing and using models