Elicit - Access and ascertain prior knowledge and understanding
Teacher can frame “what do you think” questions.
Engage - Generate enthusiasm and stimulate interest and thinking
Teacher can surprise students, get students thinking, or raise questions through compelling demonstrations or presentations.
Explore - Provide opportunities to observe, record data, design experiments, interpret results, organize findings
Teacher can frame questions, suggest approaches, provide feedback, and assess understanding.
Explain - Introduce models, laws, and theories
Teacher can guide students toward generalizations and provide terminology and questions that help students explain their explorations.
Elaborate - Provide opportunities to apply knowledge to new domains
Teacher can introduce new variables and pose new questions/ scenarios in which students practice transfer of knowledge.
Evaluate - Provide formative and summative assessment opportunities, including self-reflection
Teacher can conduct ongoing assessment of student learning through all phases.
Extend - Provide additional challenges that allow students to apply knowledge
Teachers can provide new contexts for application of knowledge that allow students to go one step further.
For more information on the 7E model, see Eisencraft, A. (2003). Expanding the 5E model. The Science Teacher, 70(6), pp. 56–59. Retrieved from http://its-about-time.com/htmls/ap/eisenkrafttst.pdf