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NSTA Bird Sleuth

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Robin Ellwood - Bird Sleuth Presentation

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NSTA Bird Sleuth

  1. 1. Robin Ellwood: [email_address] Rye Junior High School - Rye, NH 8 th grade science
  2. 2. User Friendly! - Curriculum flows - Curriculum is well sorted - Teachers guide - Investigators journal - Resource materials - Step by step guidelines - Can be modified as desired - no, low, or high tech
  3. 3. “ Before you start” section : - time estimation - materials to be used - resources that are included - materials you’ll need to supply - tips about how to get yourself organized for the lesson
  4. 4. Getting kids outside = magic! - social dynamics shift - explore their surroundings - skills/interests exposed - unanticipated opportunities - nature awareness/ FUN!
  5. 6. Inquiry-based Learning <ul><li>- Student driven research </li></ul><ul><li>Innovative questions </li></ul><ul><li>“ Scientific Method” </li></ul><ul><li>Collaboration/cooperation </li></ul><ul><li>Creative presentations </li></ul><ul><ul><li>stories/poems/songs/skits/etc. </li></ul></ul>
  6. 23. Collaboration
  7. 25. Student Testimonials: “ I never really liked science before this.” “ Now I see what science is meant to be.”

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