Did you ever wonder why a camel has a hump? If you can really tell the weather by listening to the chirp of a cricket? Or why our joints make popping sounds? These questions deal with everyday phenomena that we often take for granted, but each can be explained scientifically. Everyday Mysteries will help you get the answers to these and many other of life's most interesting questions through scientific inquiry. In addition, we will introduce you to the Library of Congress' rich…
Scaffolding assumes that learning occures in the 'zone' specified in Vygotsky's (1966) ZPD theory. It is the space between what a child is capable of accomplishing individually and what they can accomplish in collaboration with experienced others. The approach to scaffolded learning in this pin is an example of Rogoff's (1990) 'guided participation'. It allows the educator to guide a child to competency through modelling, questioning, planning and explaining.
This source has been selected as it addresses re-search question 2 (https://ellemobbs.wordpress.com/2015/07/28/curation-collection/) in great detail. This book provides detailed definitions on what scientific inquiry is, it's role in the primary classroom as well as methods and strategies for teaching inquiry. It is available to purchase from the website below.
I love integrating rainbows into my preschool lesson plans for March! St. Patrick’s Day is a favorite holiday of mine, and I always associate it with rainbows. So this week’s #PLAYfulpreschool theme was definitely a huge hit with me! I’m sharing an idea for some fizzy, scented rainbow science and sensory play today! Ever since we [...]
National Science Teachers Association provides support to science teachers. I would promote the membership of science teachers to this association to increase student performance and professional growth.
This set of colorful and inviting posters includes 20 common scientific inquiry words for use in your classroom. Each poster largely displays one of the 20 words, contains a relevant image, has the definition of the word and a sentence correctly using the word as a science term.
This eight-strip border set features four scientific inquiry vocabulary words with definitions on each strip for a total of 32 words that can be used as a border, cut apart into flash cards, or displayed together on a wall.
My vocabulary packets are terrific resources for students learning scientific vocabulary. The words in this set are designed to go along with a unit on scientific inquiry. Each file is a .docx and you are welcome to modify them to fit the needs of your students! The words are: hypothesis, variable, manipulated variable, responding variable, controlled experiment, operational definition, data, communicating, scientific theory, and scientific law.