We started by doing a See/Think/Wonder around the empty incubator and then followed that up by doing another one once the eggs had been added to it. There was lots of discussion around the role of the temperature played. Some of the children made connections to the incubator or box as they called it keeping the eggs warm like a mother bird would. From my observations, almost all of the children were certain they would be from a bird or a bird would be in them. For example, June said “I think birds, birds have eggs.” Another said, “If they are birds eggs and we heat them, then they will hatch.” Some thought that the eggs were just food to eat but couldn’t reconcile why we would be keeping them in a warm box if that were the case.
This was a year long, ongoing, student led inquiry that my students engaged in. I covered the Daily and Seasonal strand and the Needs and Characteristics of Living Things strand, as well as several... read more
Categories: Lab/Student Activity
In this inquiry activity, students will explore energy and resource conservation. They will conduct an experiment exploring how changing one habit will reduce the use of energy or resources in their... read more
In this activity, students mix a given quantity of salt with a fixed volume of water. Mass and volume measurements are made before and after mixing to determine if these quantities change. Students... read more