Sunday, September 29, 2013
Students learned how to develop a scientific question that was investigable. They learned how to think about the ethics of the question, whether or not we had the materials to do it, whether it was age appropriate, or if the question was too vague.
Once we had all that amazing knowledge, it was time to proceed with our investigation. The entire fourth grade piled into my classroom on Thursday afternoon and did timed trials with the crayfish. We were abuzz with activity and excitement.
I must admit that the results came out different than most predicted, and so now in the aftermath we are analyzing our data and drawing scientific conclusions based on the information we collected.
Overall the experience was extremely positive for the students. Now the students are ready to create their own investigations based on the animals that they find in their territories by the brook. This coming week we will spend time planning and preparing for this next adventure!
Just a reminder: NECAPS START ON THURSDAY!!!!