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Spring SAVY 2020: Day 2 – Operation Save the Beach (1st/2nd)

Posted by on Tuesday, February 18, 2020 in Grade 1, Grade 2, SAVY.

Greetings SAVY Parents,

Day 2 was another excellent day of learning for your SAVY Scholar!  The day started with a morning meeting and playing the game, Find Someone Who.  Students had an opportunity to share something about themselves and learn something about their peers.  We dug a little deeper into our class, Operation Save the Beach, by looking at our problem statement and determining what we know, what we need to know, and how we can find out.  As a group, students had to brainstorm good reasons for having a camp at the beach and possible problems with having a camp at the beach.

After reviewing the problem statement for the unit, students decided they needed more information before they could solve the problem, and they needed to design and conduct experiments about beach erosion. So, they learned about the scientific investigation and reasoning process by conducting experiments about physical weathering and chemical weathering.  Through the inquiry, students had to answer questions, form a hypothesis, follow the steps of an investigation, collect data, and analyze the data.

The day concluded with the students determining before they could write scientific base regulations for the town of Dunesville, they still needed more information about beach environments and beach erosion. Collectively, students decided they will bring in books about beaches and beach erosion, pictures of beaches to study, and information from the internet about beaches and beach erosion for Day 3.

Next Saturday, students will design and conduct more experiments about weathering and erosion, create a plan of action, and a solution for the town of Dunesville. We hope to see you at the parent open house from 2:15-2:45 on Saturday to see what we’ve been learning about in class!

Dr. Tanisha Wesby