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Creating spaces in virtual environments for inquiry and exploration.

Creating spaces in virtual environments for inquiry and exploration.

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  • 1. Creating Spaces AMNA, CHRISTINA, DENISE, KARLA, & RALPH THE DREAM TEAMIF YOU CAN DREAM IT, YOU CAN CREATE IT!
  • 2. Create a Space for InquiryWhat might be happening at the event horizon of a Black Hole?Engage, challenge, and motivate our students to learn in these virtual spaces!
  • 3. Create a Space for Exploration Let our students follow the path of a bloodcell as it enters the bodys circulatory system in our virtual space.Virtual spaces will allow students to investigatenatural phenomenon without the constraints of time and geography.
  • 4. Survival in a Virtual WorldHave students create a survival plan for theirenvironment (pod) and make a power point with theiravatar explaining what they would find here. ● What kind of weather would you find in a Tropical Rain Forest? ● What would you need to survive? ● Where would you find shelter? ● What would you eat and drink?
  • 5. Windows on Weather, Climate and Landscapes Create Virtual spaces for students to inquire about weather patterns and topography. Create a window into another world.How do clouds form? Why? What does How did these plateaus form? What type ofair temperature have to do with it? rock are they made of? What does weather have to do with it? Challenge the Student to survive in this climate and write a report on how theHow do Oxbow Lakes form? What does the landscape formed.streams velocity have to do with this?
  • 6. The students can be a droplet of water and travel through the water cycle.
  • 7. http://www.washington. edu/uwired/outreach/teched/projects/web/rockteam/ WebSite/rockcycle.htm.htmThe students can be a grain of sediment in the rock cycle.
  • 8. Creating SpacesAmna and Denise Meet on Saturday morning to discuss theproject. Hi Amna, We are Yes, I will creating spaces make two in a Virtual World slides.
  • 9. Students can be a acidic molecule andtravel from a factory to soil on a farm- thisis useful to study acidic rain and theprocess by which we make it, and areimpacted by it.
  • 10. Have students discuss and list how acidic moleculesreach the atmosphere by factories- where themolecule originiates from, what changes it undergoes,how it gets into the atmostphere?Teacher can have students use the internet to findsimulations on evaporation, condensation, clouds andweather patterns.Students can "see" how acid rain is created, and howthings that are important to our lives (factories,industry) impact the formation of acid rainStudents can then brainstorm ideas for how theybelieve such destruction from acid rain can bereduced.
  • 11. A Space to Bond:Molecular BondingStudents will studyhow to buildmolecules fromelements whilelearning aboutcovalent, hydrogenand polar bonds !
  • 12. When links of atomsare made thesimulation can beseen in action! Thismakes abstractconcept of molecularbonding concreteand fun!
  • 13. This virtual worldcould be complex orsimplified dependingupon the classroomdynamics. Students would make connections to the real world. Any environments can be included because molecules shape our world!
  • 14. Denise, Christina, and Ralph meet in Second Life to discuss our groups "Creating Spaces" PowerPoint before submitting it to Slideshare.