Summer SAVY 2018: Session 3, Day 4 – Environmental Explorers (Rising 2nd)
Happy Third Day!
Today the students were able to use a simulation game to see the effects of erosion caused by storms and the rise of the sea level. They used this visual representation of erosion and all their research to determine if they needed any other information before making a final decision on the development of a children’s camp in Dunesville, NC. They collaborated with their peers and decided that they needed to find out the direct location of the children’s camp; they wanted to make sure they would not negatively impact the plant and sea animals of the nearby beach. They felt the mayor of Dunesville would be the best person to answer this question. They also wanted to hear from the counselors and parents about the swimming requirements of the children who would be attending the camp. The young explorers were concerned about drowning accidents and wanted to make sure the campers would be protected.
The explorers were introduced to several advanced vocabulary words (stakeholders, implication, assumption, reasoning, and perspective). They used the “Reasoning about a Situation” chart to analyze the perspectives of the stakeholders of Dunesville. By the end of the class they were ready to make a decision on approving or disapproving the camp. During tomorrow’s Open House, they will showcase all their work and reveal their final decision regarding the children’s camp. They are so excited!
Favorite Moments from Our Rock and Limestone Experiment