What did we learn about conflict? As we come to the end of our study about conflict and solutions, what did you learn? Here are some questions for you. You can think about what you learned through your own question and inquiry or what your learned from others. You also can think about discussions we […]
Today, we explored some discoveries the students made yesterday at Hamagin. Suddenly, their play has turned to Bernouilli’s Principle, Newton and gravity, plasma TV screens, the history of transportation. Completely absorbed, they planned, researched and are beginning movies, posters and keynotes on their discoveries. The final projects are still to come, but for now, here […]
Where are we in place and time, really? This week, we dug into our first unit. Our central idea: Our understanding of scientific discoveries has evolved over time and shapes the future. We played with the idea and talked about how much smarter kids are today based on all of the knowledge that has been passed […]
As part of our new unit, students have been guessing the theme. Einstein is one clue. Here’s an interesting quote by Einstein that we’ve been pondering. What are at least 10 things that can’t be counted?
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Another great week in 5B. This week, we had our first field trip to the Hamagin Science Center in Yokohama. As part of our unit, “Where we are in place in time,” students explored discoveries and inventions at the science center. They played, explored and questioned and were probably exhausted by the time they got […]
Where We Are in Place and Time is our first unit in grade 5. Our central idea is all about scientific discoveries–their impacts and how they can be viewed from different perspectives. To start off the unit, we began by doing some science. Students built boats and learned how they could improve their boats to […]