Summer SAVY 2017, Session 2/Day 1- Survive and Thrive (Rising 1st)
Happy First Day!
Our Survive and Thrive class is digging into a life science unit on animals, their characteristics, and their environments. They were pre-assessed on their prior knowledge of the generalizations involving “change” by completing a concept map. They explored what it means to be a “scientist” and created a list of safety rules they should follow when handling different kinds of materials. They tested their understanding of the safety rules by predicting and performing a short experiment involving water and various household materials. They took a nature walk observing the generalization of “change is everywhere.”
They also delved into a math challenge activity entitled “The Goalpost Puzzle” while learning that there are different ways to solve a problem. The students were encouraged to share their ideas in class so that their classmates could benefit from the creativity that filled the room. I was proud to see the students working and acting like real scientists while reflecting on what they learned through their journaling.
1. Draw and/or discuss examples of change.
2. Draw and/or discuss non-examples of change.