Presentation on theme: "This presentation is part of an ongoing series that follows a very special group of grade school students that attend Palm Beach Day Academy. With the."— Presentation transcript:
This presentation is part of an ongoing series that follows a very special group of grade school students that attend Palm Beach Day Academy. With the help from Laura Jane Linck, they are using Habits of Mind in the classroom. The results have been inspiring, and is a testament to both Laura Jane Linck and the students’ belief in Habits of Mind.
Our Essential Question What does it mean to think like a scientist?
I can't believe it, what are they? Are they fish, animals, bugs, or germs? What makes you think the things you see are alive? What does it mean to be alive....what do living things do...?" So we began our observations and data collections... And the population of our Science Lab Grew and is Growing....
First came our mouse.
A Florida Tree Frog...
The Happy Water Bug
What the students concluded
Let’s get a closer look In order to get a closer look at the chicken egg, the students did the following: Dissolve the calcium carbonate shell off a chicken egg by soaking it in Vinegar. After rinsing it carefully, the actual cell membrane can be felt, and looked upon closer.
and take this egg apart...is the nucleus the yolk or is the nucleus the germinal disk, the little tiny white dot where the baby chick would develop if it were fertilized? We learned all about that when we hatched chickens. We learned so much and had so much fun we all can remember everything...isn't that amazing that we can remember everything so clearly and well. It must be because we were thinking interdependently. We really worked together and that made such a difference in how much we learned. I am just happy that I was able to apply my past knowledge of eggs to learning about me. It seems so easy now!