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 activity allows students to explore the composition of the candy Pop Rocks by observing the reactions that take place when Pop Rocks are placed in water. read more
Over-arching Inquiry: Can the understanding of biodiversity help us to analyze the impact of man's actions? Learning Goal: Explain why biodiversity is important to maintaining viable ecosystems;... read more