Group 2: John, Maeghan, Megan, Kristine & Emily
|Is the globe a model?||Is the map a model?||Is the picture a model?||Most helpful in explaining the seasons||Explain||Most helpful for trip from NY to CA||Explain|
|Terrance||Yes||I’m not sure||Yes||Globe||“You could use its movement to determine were weather and stuff come from.”||Map||“You can show which direction you want to go and come from.”|
|Deng||Yes||Yes||No||Globe||“It shows were it’s cold or hot and it also show the equator so you know if it’s how hot or cold it is.”||Map||“Because it’s more pacific and shows the road and streets.”
|Briyanna||Yes||Yes||I’m not sure||Globe||“Well because you can see physically where the sun will shine one side but not the other.”||Map||“Because you can make out the quickest route b/c the map is flat.”
|Aslan||Yes||Yes||Yes||Map||“You can see the numbers.”||Map||“Globe has the states tiny.”|
|Jhade||Yes||No||No||Globe||“It shows a visual.”||Map||“Shows Routes.”|
|Hanna||Yes||Yes||Yes||Globe||“To show how the earth rotates.”||Map||“To show you everything that will on your way on the journey.”|
|Demari||Yes||No||No||Globe||“You could demonstrate the Earth rotating and changing seasons.”||Map||“You could plan what roads to take and directions.”|
|Shania||Yes||No||No||Picture||“-summer has a symbole- sunny hot
-fall- leaves on ground, orange and red colors
-winter- snow everywhere, cold, snowmen”
|Map||“map can show you how to find areas that you need to find”|
|Lyric||Yes||Yes||Yes||Picture||“It would be a picture because summer would be beaches and shorts, spring would be umbrellas and raincoats, winter would be snow and snowman, and fall would be leaves.”||Map||(none)|
|Anastasia||Yes||No||No||Globe||(none)||Map||“You can see roads and obsticals.”|
|Bob||Yes||No- the whole world all places||Yes||Map||“it maps there Longitude + Latitude/ [cant read]”||Map||“if you get lost you can show someone where your at and they can outline where you need to go!”|
|Hadaree||No||No||Yes||Globe||“because you can use a sun model too”||Map||(none)|
|Liam||Yes||No||I’m not sure||Globe||“You can use a flashlight as the sun & demonstrate”||Map||“It’s flat and shows cities”|
KEY for Table & Definitions of Models
|Markers & Paper||
a replicate of the object
may be different in shape, color, etc. (not exact copy)
a figure that resembles the real thing
a copy or plan
symbol for something you use
you can replace it
similar; a copy
- They understand that models are often physical representations of other objects.
- They have experience creating their own models.
- They know that there are advantages & limitations to using different media to create models.
We don’t know the extent to which the students understand that all models are not necessarily physical representations or copies of objects.
We don’t know if they understand that models can have a predictive power and can to used to analyze trends in science.
We don’t know if they understand that models can change over time.