Friday, May 20, 2011

Square of Life


Square of Life: Studies in Local and Global Environments is an Internet-based collaborative project in which students will investigate their local environment and share that information with other students from around the country and the world.

My students participated in this project. It is great for hands-on learning and developing inquiry skills in science.  Students plotted a square yard and recorded what they saw. We then uploaded that information to the website. Now that the data has been uploaded the students will compare and contrast their areas with other schools across the United States.


Here is the link to the completed project: http://www.k12science.org/curriculum/squareproj/student_gallery.htm

Discovery Boxes

 
I recieved a mini grant from http://worlddiscoverybox.com/ This discovery box will make a wonderful addition to my science centers. This grant was posted in mid-April. You must apply the grant to either the medium or the large discovery box. You are also responsible for the difference and the shipping cost but even with that this is a wonderful opportunity for my students to develop their inquiry skills in science and to be introduced to real life artifacts that many may never have the opportunity to observe.