This resource is explicitly designed to build towards this science and engineering practice.
Comments about Including the Science and Engineering Practice
This lesson, while more teacher guided, does allow for students to use models to describe and predict phenomena.This first lesson could be more connected to developing a model if students were given phenomenon or problem to figure out. In this lesson students are using a model demonstrated by the teacher. A suggestion might be to show students a video of waves in water ( a phenomenon) and asking them how this could be happening. Students could share their thinking about what they think is happening in the video and then the teacher might say "Now you are going to have an opportunity to model what might be happening. Students could be given the materials bottles, water, cork, food coloring and asked to develop their own model of what they were thinking. As mentioned in the PE section, it would be more effective to allow students time to explore the model first, before timing their rocking with the metronome. This exploration would enable students to then make predictions about the waves created to the different rhythms.