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The BSCS 5E Instructional Model is a research-based approach to designing instructional sequences within a unit where each phase (engage, explore, explain, elaborate, and evaluate) is used as the basis for one or more lessons.

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Bee-ing There for Bees: Are Bees Disappearing?

In this lesson, suggested for grades K-2, students learn about bee anatomy and behavior. They develop and test bee models to demonstrate their underst...

Book Chapter

How Can We Provide Water for Developing Countries? 5E Unit Empowers Students to Solve the Global Water Crisis

Students use science knowledge and engineering skills to address a significant real-world problem. ...

Journal Article

Using the 5E Model to Implement the Next Generation Science Standards

This chapter provides recommendations for translating standards into instructional materials that are usable for those with the real task of teaching....

Book Chapter

Guest Editorial: The BSCS 5E Instructional Model: Personal Reflections and Contemporary Implications

A widely used instructional model, the BSCS 5Es, has helped teachers approach instruction in a meaningful way that enhances student learning. The auth...

Journal Article

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