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  • Build background knowledge of inquiry…what are the skills needed?Scientific literacy: language, writing, reading, validity, claims evidence and reasoning, data collection
  • New Expectations in TEKS: K-4 descriptive investigations, 5 descriptive and experimental (but we need to include comparative), 6-12 all 3What similarities and differences do you see?We know that students really develop the conceptual understanding of the concept if they can teach it to others. This also allows for the concept to go into the long term memory bank.Digital literacy skills are the vehicle for preparation and presentations
  • think, act, speak like scientistsDr. Ballard
  • These are picture of students preparing for and presenting at a KIC conference…What process skills do you see in these pictures?What you will see preparing for and on the day of the conference: Measuring Observing collecting identifying analyzing interpreting modeling demonstrating evaluating organizing creating synthesizing presenting designing testing controlling variables controlling testing standards researching communicating concluding inferring classifying predicting formulating hypotheses
  • Which words stand out the most to you?Explain research and wordleA Kids’ Inquiry Conference provides students with opportunities to share their excitement about discoveries with other students, to critically evaluate the credibility of their own research and testing, and to draw on the discoveries of other students to further their interest in science, math, engineering and technology. Beyond the Science Fair. Creating a Kids’ Inquiry Conference by Dieckman, Neutze, Pearce & SaulEvolution of KIC for Melissa ISD
  • Difference between deductive inquiry (cook book labs where student do very little thinking) and inductive inquiry (where students develop conceptual understanding through questioning and hypothesizing.)Rote memorization does not promote conceptual understanding.
  • Set stage with what our testable question will be for the dayDetermine best way to collect data by using data collection postersBegin investigationClaims, Evidence, and Reasoning5. After investigation, develop testable questions variables: mass of the object being launched, force applied, length of the flipperReturn to the question board. Do not feel compelled to answer all questions on board. Students can test at home, research on own, or use a question for KIC.
  • Testable vs. research sort
  • To speak the same language we will all select the same question for the inquiry planning sheet.
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  • Rubric. Self evaluate plan. Conference w/ peer evaluate before turning in to teacher so they have time to make adjustments.I wonder….It might be helpful if…
  • What we have triedGoogle sitesEducation.Weebly.comMoodleGlogsterTeacher webPreziFlip vids8 mm video cameraDigital cameraLive streaming: ustream.tv, camera quality, band width, micsNetbooksComputer lab
  • Limitationsto education.weebly.comAudio playerVideoEmbedded documents All require weebly pro
  • Build background knowledge of inquiry…what are the skills needed?Scientific literacy: language, writing, reading, validity, claims evidence and reasoning, data collectionUntouchables of KIC:Question developmentVariablesPrior experiencesInvestigation with focusValid conclusionsKnowing audience and explaining resultsLanguage of science – vocabularyScientific writingData collection and organizationReading nonfiction textAnalyzing for validity*SEE TEK ALIGNMENT

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  • The Next Generation of Science Fair: Alissa Royal K-12 Engineering Coordinator aroyal@melissaisd.org Dollie Green 5th Grade Science Teacher dgreen@melissaisd.orgThe Next Generation of Science Fair Webpage
  • How has the student’s understanding of scientific literacy been develop through this process?
  •  Question Boards Types of Investigation Data Collection Posters Inquiry Claims, Evidence & Reasoning Embedded Process Skills Technology
  • Science Fair Kids’ Inquiry Conference scientific method  scientific method competition  non-competitive rigid guidelines  choice showing of work through  showing of work through display boards variety of mediums to audiences  authentic experiences  fosters collaboration  become experts on topic  integration of technology beyond word processing
  •  Get others excited about science Investigating with focus Authentic, non-competitive environment Students sharing science experiences Greater awareness of their own science knowledge Strengthened presentation, communication and technology skills
  • Structured Guided Student- InitiatedStudent: focuses on focuses on more focuses on one aspect than one aspect all aspectsTeacher: model and guide model and guide defines supporting aspects supporting aspects learning goals guide reasoning guide reasoning guide reasoning with discretion Stixy.com Scientific Inquiry Model: NW Regional Educational Library
  • How does changing the applied force affect how high the cork flies?FOSS Scientific Reasoning/Variables
  •  What is a question board? Setting the stage… Start with an investigation where the question is provided (structured or guided inquiry) Testable vs. Researchable Card Sort
  • Choosing the testable questions 1. Choose from the question board 2. Last year’s KIC question and change variable 3. Differentiated for students with deep content knowledge on a specific topic Part 1: Choose the testable question
  • Sorting Activity
  • An Analysis of the Descriptive, Comparative and Experimental Scientific ResearchDesigns in the 2009 Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS)by Sandra S. West, Ph. D.
  • Part 1: Choose the testable questionPart 2: Type of Investigation/Hypothesis/VariablesPart3: ToolsPart 4: Designing Scientific InvestigationsPart 5: Diagram & Data CollectionPart 6: Communicating Results
  •  Inquiry Planning Sheet/Presentation Medium Acceptance Letters Biography Research Investigation Blurb Journal Article Presentation development Rehearsal KIC Conference
  •  Inquiry Planning Sheet/Presentation Medium Acceptance Letters Biography Research Investigation Blurb Journal Article Presentation development Rehearsal KIC Conference
  •  JA Guidelines Rubric Research www.bibme.org Writing Process Publication www.lulu.com Cover Art Contest
  •  Inquiry Planning Sheet/Presentation Medium Acceptance Letters Biography Research Investigation Blurb Journal Article Presentation development Rehearsal KIC Conference
  •  Guidelines Rubrics Tech Trainings Peer Experts Rehearsals
  • Websites Demonstrations Videos Photostory/Vodcast Display BoardsOral Presentations/PowerPoint Live Streaming
  •  Video  Photo Story or Vodcast  Flipvids  Digital camera  Microsoft Photo Story  8mm video camera  Demonstration  Microsoft MovieMaker  Presentation with Visual Aid Webpage  Microsoft PowerPoint  TeacherWeb  Prezi  Google Sites  Animoto  Glogster  Podcast  TeacherTube  Audacity  Weebly  Live Streaming  MOODLE  ustream.tv
  •  Inquiry Planning Sheet/Presentation Medium Acceptance Letters Biography Research Investigation Blurb Journal Article Presentation development Rehearsal KIC Conference
  •  Self selecting Journaling Questioning
  •  Decide what type of KIC: single school or multi- school Determine location: rooms for presentations and demonstrations, welcome area, keynote address Determine date: time of year and day of week Determine time: begin with KIC Pep Rally, how many sessions, length of sessions, morning group and afternoon group. Determine needs for implementation: technology, materials, volunteers, mentors Coordinator and Teacher Checklist
  • How has the student’s understanding of scientific literacy been develop through this process?
  • Dieckman, Dona, Charles R. Pearce, and Wendy Saul. Beyond the Science Fair: Creating a Kids Inquiry Conference. Chicago: Heinemann, 2005. Print."The Kids Inquiry Conference Homepage." The Elementary Science Integration Projects. N.p., n.d. Web. 1 Nov. 2010. <http://www.esiponline.org/kic/Flippers Investigation. FOSS Field test unit. Delta Education.