VDOE Summer 2012 Science Institute. K-2 Session. Revisions to the Science SOL. Kindergarten through Grade 2. Revised the order of the .1 standards Added a strong emphasis on the use of data Were consist with the use of vocabulary Placed an emphasis on the nature of science.
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Kindergarten through Grade 2
Questions drive the
Goal should be to develop thinkers who can do well on tests,
not develop test takers who
Learning comes from thinking. Thinking happens when students are engaged and working.
Using the index cards on your table, generate as many questions as you can about your bottle terrarium.
Put one question on each index card.What are you curious about?
Share some questions your group came up with about the bottle terrarium.Round Table
Putting Students in Charge!
K.7 The student will investigate and understand basic needs and life processes of plants and animals
1.4 The student will investigate and understand that plants have basic life needs and functional parts and can be classified according to certain characteristics.
1.5 The student will investigate and understand that animals, including humans, have basic needs and certain distinguishing characteristics
2.4 The student will investigate and understand that plants and animals undergo a series of orderly changes as they mature and grow
2.5 The student will investigate and understand that living things are part of a systemStart with the 2010 Standards of Learning
Step 1 – Remove label from the 2-liter bottle. Cut bottle 1 cm below shoulder.
Step 2 – Poke or drill a 1 cm hole in bottle cap.
Step 3 – Thread a thoroughly wet wick strip through bottle top, invert top, and set into base. Wick should reach bottom of reservoir and thread loosely through cap
Step 4 – Fill reservoir with water. Add soil and plants to top chamber. To be effective, the wick should run up into soil, not be plastered along a side of the bottle. For better drainage, place a layer of gravel, sand or vermiculite in the bottom of the soil unit. Saturate wick in water, then insert into column threading through the cap.Set up your Bottle
Education is about the development of the habits of mind and thinking disposition that will serve students as learners both in our own classrooms and in the future.
Big Idea: Learning happens as a result of thinking.
Big Idea: Thinking happens because students have the skills and dispositions.
This is really interesting!
I don’t get this! Help!Use Small Post-it Notes to Insert Strategy as you read
With Your Table Partners
Share and Record Main Points
to the whole group
Let’s make a pyramid!
Sample Simplified Definitions:* Discourse- Verbal expression in speech or writing.* Inquiry- aseekingorrequest for truth, information, orknowledge; a question; query. *Academic Rigor-students demonstrate a thorough in-depth mastery of tasks to develop cognitive skills through reflective thought, analysis, problem solving, evaluation, or creativity. It is the quality of thinking, not the quantity.
Beginning lessons with a concrete engaging experience allows for curiosity to hook students into learning.
Time to Discuss and Apply!
Tweaking Lessons:*Three or four lessons on each table *Grade Level is Designated by Table Tent *With a partner or by yourself, please review lesson(s)- noting rigor, inquiry, and opportunities for discourse * Include additional ideas for Assessment if applicable
Big Idea: Sometimes change can begin with a small step.