Spy Kids: Solving Science Mysteries Lori Elliott SDE firstname.lastname@example.org
Teaching the National Science Standards • Learning how to inquire • Learning how to ask questions • Developing models
Inquiry Teaching Question Student Centered Discover
Benefits of Inquiry Teaching Students learn to think and problem solve. Teachers become the coach and guide on the side.
Importance of Teaching Kids to Think • Our modern society is faster paced, globally networked, technologically oriented, and requires workers who can problem solve and think critically. • Facts change and information multiplies at an incredibly fast rate. It is important for students to have an understanding of how to get information and make sense of it all.
Students make choices in their learning. Choose materials, how information is learned, product, where to work, or to work alone or with someone. Differentiated Instruction
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Connect with the World D.C. Ducks Online Project Shark Bytes Online Project
Student Designed Projects • Example: Create your own invention.
Matter • Gluep/Goop • Mixtures/Solutions: snack mix & Hawaiian punch or hot chocolate • GameBoards • Brain Pop videos: www.brainpop.com
Mystery Plants • Pass out mystery seeds to each student. • They should make predictions in their journals. • Record data daily. Include drawings and words. • Reveal the mystery plants after growth has taken place. • Compare data between the various plants and seeds.
Digging Up the Past Fossils Artifacts Rocks
Rock On! Rock Collections Birthstone Bling Rock Cycle Types of Rocks
NASCAR Crew Chief Teach force and motion. Tracks are available to borrow through Boy Scouts. Learn about setting up the races in advance. http://members.aol.com/randywoo/pine/
Student Work • www.elliottsbeachparty.blogspot.com Click on Profile to see the other blogs related to current topics. http://teachers.emints.org/FY06/elliottl/