Who are we?What is science? FALL 2010 Youngjin Song University of Northern Colorado
Let’s Think About… What did you notice about the people on the video? What are the similarities and differences that you noticed?
Create Your Own Facial Glyphs Use the key to determine the features of your facial glyph Create your own facial glyph using the materials provided…let your inner Picasso take over! We will use the facial glyph as an introduction to the group. Identify 3 adjectives to describe yourself.
Let’s make a quilt… One by one introduce yourself to the group.
With each facial glyph we will create a group quilt that represents the members present. What similarities and differences do you see on the quilt? Collaboratively create a graph representing the data for one of the features.
Connected to Literacy Standards for the English Language Arts “Language is the most powerful, most readily available tool we have for representing the world….Language is not only a means of communication, it is a primary instrument of thought…. Encouraging and enabling students to use language effectively is certainly one of society’s most important tasks” (International Reading Association, 1996, p. 12) Language acquisition: reading, writing, speaking, and listening Vocabulary and grammar
Connected to Social Studies Science: how the natural world works Social studies: the multiple roles of humans as they adapt to their surroundings and reorganize ways they relate to each other. National Social Studies Standards Social studies is the integrated study of the social science and humanities to promote civic competence. Within the school program, social studies provides coordinated, systematic study drawing upon such disciplines as anthropology, …, mathematics, and natural science. (National Council for the Social Studies, 1994, p. 3)
Connected to Students’ Affective and Diversity Students’ positive attitude
Teaching and learning is about the whole child. This activity addresses cognitive, psychomotor and affective development.
Similarities and differences
Connected to Mathematics Mathematics: the language of science Students can develop the view of mathematics : a practical subject that can be applied to real-word situations and to problems arising in other disciplines (NCTM, 2000) Ways of applying mathematics in scientific inquiry (Principles and Standards for School Mathematics, NCTM, 2000) Quantifying the real data Organizing and interpreting data Using patterns and relationships Operating on numerical data
Connected to Science Goals of science education Learn Science Conceptual knowledge and understanding in science Learn about Science Understandings about the nature of science Learn to do Science Abilities to carry out scientific inquiry
Final Thoughts Establish learning environment Integration “Student achievement in science and in other school subjects such as social studies, language arts, and technology is enhanced by coordination between and among the science program and other programs” (NRC, 1996, P. 214). How could you modify this activity for your students? What could be other attributes?