Defining Potential

Defining Potential - Defining Potential Set upWhile shaking one unopened bottle of soda ask the students the following questions Who wants to open

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Defining Potential Set up—While shaking one unopened bottle of soda, ask the students the following questions: Who wants to open this bottle? Why or why not? Expected responses: no, because it will spray all over me; yes, because I can spray everyone. How do you know that it will spray? Expected response: prior experience. So, based on that prior experience, you know that it has the potential to spray. What is potential? Capture their ideas on the writing surface. Common response: something that could happen. We’ve decided there is potential in this bottle. Can you show it to me? Can you tell that it has potential if I just set it here? Common response: no Can you ever SEE potential? If so, what does it look like? Looking for response: it is difficult to see, but we know it is there, based on our experiences with situations. Do humans have potential? Share an example. Common response: yes, sporting examples. During our time together today, we will be looking at the potential in each
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This note was uploaded on 02/10/2011 for the course BDIC 396p taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '08 term at UMass (Amherst).

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