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5-E Model for Teaching Inquiry Science

Author(s): Nancy Moreno, PhD

5-E Model: Engage

The Engagement phase allows students to connect what they already know with a question or idea which they have just been presented with. Hopefully this will lead to a curiosity to know more. 

In this phase, teachers can also get a better understanding of any misconceptions the students might have, and determine how much they do or do not know. Teachers may ask a question, present something interesting, or pose a problem to the students to get things started. 

It is important to note that the 5-E Model may be used for a single lesson or be presented in parts over several lessons.