Delineating the Learning Objectives for "Static Charges & Capacitors" in Nathan Balasubramanian's GTT & MESA Classes

THE
KNOWLEDGE
DIMENSION
LEVELS OF THINKING
THE COGNITIVE PROCESS DIMENSION
1.
REMEMBER
2.
UNDERSTAND
3.
APPLY
4.
ANALYZE
5.
EVALUATE
6.
CREATE

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A.
FACTUAL
KNOWLEDGE

Terminology

Specific details
and elements

– Students will recall the three basic particles in an atom

_ Students will know the unit of measuring electrical charge

– Students will recognize the importance of balancing protons with electrons in neutral atoms

– Students will recognize the importance of electron transfer in electricity and electronics

– Students will illustrate a simple model of an atom

 

 

– Students will find the similarities between their classroom experiments on static electricity and personal experiences with static electricity outside of school

 

 

B.
PROCEDURAL
KNOWLEDGE

Subject-specific skills and algorithms

Subject-specific techniques and methods
 

– Students will classify different materials as conductors and insulators

      – Students will design their set up for a capacitor using one 2.5" nail, one plastic vial, and a square aluminum foil 8 x 8 cm
C.
CONCEPTUAL
KNOWLEDGE

Classifications and categories

Principles and generalizations

Theories, models, and structures

Specific details
and elements
 

– Students will compare and contrast charging by contact with charging by induction

– Students will paraphrase what they learned from the “ Static Charges & Capacitors ” Labs

 

– Students will distinguish between positive, negative, and neutral charges

– Student will test their set up for charging an aluminum pan

– Student will test their set up of a capacitor

– Students will generate appropriate designs for charging aluminum pan using only the materials provided

– Students will construct a capacitor using only the materials provided

D.
META-
COGNITIVE

KNOWLEDGE

Strategic knowledge

Cognitive tasks, including appropriate contextual and conditional knowledge

Self-knowledge
 

– Students will summarize their learning experience with "Static Charges and Capacitors "

– Students will use principles of charging by contact and charging by induction to charge a capacitor

– Students will deconstruct the Benchmarks from “failure, lines or reasoning, and interacting parts” using examples from their own experimentation

   

Adapted from Anderson, L. W., & Krathwohl, D. R. (Eds.). (2001). A taxonomy for learning, teaching, and assessing: A revision of Bloom’s taxonomy of educational objectives . New York: Longman.