Designed To Engage
To review, 5E instructional sequences begin with an Engage activity. The purpose of this phase is to capture student interest and spark curiosity. Students should be intellectually engaged by this activity — not just “Oh, this is cool!” but “Oh, this is cool! Why did that happen!?” In an NGSS-aligned classroom, your Engage activity is typically the introduction of a phenomenon – whether your anchor or an investigative phenomenon. And it is designed to generate questions!