Elementary Science

Science Phenomena

Fri Oct 20, 2017 1:16 PM

I would like more information about teaching science phenomena within my classes. I feel I need additional information because I may be confusing the phenomena with guiding questions. What additional resources or suggestion could be offered or used ? I want to give my students relevant, high quality lessons. 

Kembela Hawkins
Kembela Hawkins
553 Activity Points

Sat Oct 21, 2017 9:23 AM

Hi Kembela.  Science phenomena is basically using hands on activities with your students to reinforce the concepts you introduce in class.  We always tried to introduce the visual, auditory, and tactile kinesthetic approaches in science.  The idea is that the more senses involved, the more long term learning takes place.  It's also a lot more fun for everybody.

James Johnson
James Johnson
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Sat Oct 21, 2017 7:38 AM

For information about Phenomenon-Based Learning, see

http://www.msb-science.com/PBL/

and let me know if you'd like any more information about it.

Matt

Matt Bobrowsky
Matthew Bobrowsky
3795 Activity Points

Sat Oct 21, 2017 12:02 PM

Hello,

I love this question! For fun I follow a twitter feed @phenomena. It makes me think --- which is exactly what we want our kiddos doing. Always wondering..... NSTA has a great NGSS section and a ton of books....but to begin with try this link and scroll on down to phenomena...

http://ngss.nsta.org/ngss-tools.aspx

One idea that worked in my teaching for years - was keeping "I wonder boards" kiddos would bring in pictures or video or questions and we would wonder what would cause it --- and then plan an investigation based on their wonder. They loved getting to pursue their questions.

Teach on;

Wendi

Wendi Laurence
Wendi Laurence
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