Wed Nov 29, 2017 10:36 PM
After seeing some of the direct responses from students who performed this lesson, it is clear that not many students are aware of the dangers that come of what seems to be meaningless waste to humans. Doing the extensive research themselves to learn about the different animals and their characteristics, lifestyles and habitats specific to that animals covers many different learning topics from science, research, writing, and creative thinking/problem solving. The collaboration of resources and material in this lesson was just great!
Wed Nov 29, 2017 7:02 PM
As stated above, I too checked the website the topography website and confirm that it is out of date. This sounds like it would have been a great and interesting online source to use for the students to see their own school and community's features. Overall the article was a wonderful resource for explaining the workshop and the inquiry based learning that comes with it. It is also has a great use of combining the outdoors with the classroom so that the students are getting the full benefit of the learning environment by using the real-life materials found in their community. The resource even includes suggestions on what different grades could participate in for a consistent and reliable data collection and school-wide participation in a science based lesson.
Some ideas and thoughts on my 10 day water unit for my Teaching Science in the Classroom course. Resources included in this collection connect directly to the Chesapeake Bay area and use a classroom built water filtration system as the final project. Hopefully anyone who needs some water lesson ideas will find one/some of these beneficial!
External Resource: Save the Bay: Robotics Challenge, LabTV Video
Type: External Resource
Diving into a Schoolwide Science Theme: Interdisciplinary lessons for an all-school theme in science, art, and music classes
Type: Journal Article