Friday, March 29, 2013

Learning through making

Experimenting with light and wind forces in Pre K; writing a collaborative book about a cat named Muff and her encounter with a bobcat in K-1; demonstrating transfer of energy (6-7's) and measuring the relationship of ramp height to time and distance (4-5's)...

As science teacher Kate Perry said, "They don't actually realize just how much they are learning!" But learning, they are!  Topics and skills in physical science and writing, cooperation, and the habits of mind to explore and persevere.  Each instance of "making" creates opportunities for learning that are both specific and expansive.

The end result?  Inquisitiveness, motivation and understanding.  Lifelong learners in the "making"!

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