Do you ever use analogies? Have you tried to use an analogy and found afterwards, it caused more confusion? All STEM teachers must consider these research based concerns to use analogies effectively. When Analogies are presented with Thought and Planning , they become an amazing tool to bridge new concepts to learners' background knowledge, reinforcing their understanding and retention of the new skills and theory learned. Analogies by no means replace the development …
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Students must draw or construct a model of something, such as a city, which include parts that are analogous to the organelles in a cell. For example, the mayor's office in a city would be analogous to the nucleus of a cell. Students often have difficulty remember the function of organelles and this is a great hands-on project which requires them to form their own correlations.
Students will use prior knowledge of base 10 (decimal) to convert to binary (base 2) numbers. An analogy of our monetary system is used to introduce the concept of converting a base 10 number to a base 5 number first. Then that knowledge is built upon by discussing the base 10 to binary conversion.