Eliciting ideas about the phenomenon
The second stage of MBI is the first enacted in the classroom with students. It involves introducing the anchoring phenomenon and driving question, eliciting and making public students' initial ideas and experiences that may help them develop initial explanations of the phenomenon through the creation of an initial public record, and the construction and sharing of initial models of the phenomenon based on those current ideas. This stage usually takes the first one or two days of the unit.
Using the three steps below, outline how you plan to engage students in beginning to coordinate their initial ideas into a scientific explanation of the anchoring phenomenon.