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The meeting of the science minds

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  • 1. January 24th, 2012 Teaching and Learning Science Second Life MeetingNancy Dooley, Ed Pell, Ralph Siegel
  • 2. Our first meeting with our group. We brainstormed ideas for our project and came up with a few ideas.
  • 3. Our feelings about Exciting Challenging Second Lifeand our future as a science teacher! Fun
  • 4. Our goal: To create exciting and engaginglessons for our students that will develop theirlove for science and broaden their knowledge.Our idea: To answer the questions everychild has with scientific experiments.Why is the sky blue?What makes bread rise?Why do cats have whiskers?Our plan: To ask children in our livesquestions they may have and each weekwe will use hands on activities toanswer those questions.
  • 5. Science Mystery Theater
  • 6. http://www.livescience.com/ Why is the moon Will we ever sometimes out during the day? discover aliens? Kids’ most burning questions How much does How do airplanes the Earth weigh? stay up?
  • 7. After some hearing issues we moved back into ourmeeting place to see if the professor was around. We found another classmate. Hi Tami! Jake was just here a minute ago.
  • 8. WE CREATED OUR PLAN • Explain lesson to students • Let students brainstorm Step 1 • Demonstrate experiment • Break up into groups • Assist students with experiments Step 2 • Return to desks for more brainstorming • Compare results • Review if the question has been answered Step 3 • Create new questions
  • 9. Conclusion: Science should be hands on learning and funExperiments and student brainstorming will keep the students interested and engaged in the lesson.