Paige here reporting for the classes of May 31st and June 2nd. We have done so much in such a short amount of time due to the fact that this is a very large course being squished into a short time frame.
On Tuesday (5/31) we discussed the beginnings of our science investigations that were discussed the previous week. We used our inquiry maps to record our thoughts and findings and implications for future experiments. The goal of this project was to take on the role of a science learner to be sure we truly understand what the students need as far as support and scaffolding from the teacher. Another important portion of class was when we looked into an NPR on the electricity grid and the possibility of a shutdown. This is a situation that seems far-reaching, but can be a great conversation and interest builder for students when looking into alternative energies and one of the many implications if we don’t look into alternative energies.
Here are some pictures from Tuesday that captured other conversations we had in class:
On Thursday (6/2) we looked into each individual person’s investigable questions, some of which revolving around solar power, while others revolved around wind and hydropower. Each classmate posed their investigable question through drawings, and then we were grouped into three groups of two to study an investigable question further.
These are the three investigable questions that were chosen by the three groups, with minor changes being made.