Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Greatest Scientific Discovery and Mystery Tubes

In the next two days we will work with Mystery Tubes and kick off the first Unit Project- The Greatest Scientific Discovery.

The Mystery Tubes got at the basis behind science inquiry.  Students are asked to determine the interior construction of the covered mystery tube.  They worked in small groups, posed hypothesis, tested their hypothesis, and often needed to rework their initial thoughts.

The Greatest Scientific Discovery information can be found here on our shared Google Site. - Click to Access.

We started the class by reading Snowflake Bentley or Gregor Mendel: The Friar Who Grew Peas making connection of what is "good science" and their contributions to the world.  Students will have the task to choose a great invention or discovery and persuade us why it is the "Greatest Scientific Discovery" of all time. 

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