The 5E’s Model

30 August 2013- I have started on my second assignment and started searching for teaching strategies that can be implementing in the lessons. As I was searching for the approaches, I found 5E model and decided to use it in my Science unit plan. Moreover, one of my course mates Shireen also did mention about the 5E model in her learning journal. She listed out the stages (Engage, Explore, Explain, Elaborate and Evaluate). In my science unit plan 5E inquiry model will be developed, because it is an effective strategy to find out how students learn, and helps teachers to plan their lesson plans. 

What is a 5E instructional model?

This model describes a teaching sequence that can be used for entire programs, specific units and individual lessons. NASA eClips™ supports the 5E constructivist learning cycle, helping students build their own understanding from experiences and new ideas.

Brief description of the 5E’s model:

Engage: introduction of the lessons and finding out children’s prior knowledge. Create open-ended questions to support children discover on the lesson.

Explore: children are supported with hands on experiences to actively explore through their five senses.

Explain: teachers will guide children through discussion to help them develop the understanding during the explore stage.

Elaborate: children are encouraged to extend their new concept and understanding during discussion, by interacting with teacher and other children.

Evaluate: children will be given the opportunity to reflect on their learning, demonstrate their understanding of what they know end of the lesson.


NASA. (2012). 5Es overview: “The 5E instructional model”. Retrieved August 30, 2013 from


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