Showing posts with label Inquiry Learning. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Inquiry Learning. Show all posts

Thursday, 26 May 2016

Solar System Inquiry...

In Room 10 we are beginning our inquiry around Earth and the Solar System.  

During our inquiry we will find answers to student generated questions and carry out some fun experiments.  

Along the way we will cover the points listed below, and any other student driven inquiry that is not listed here:

  • To know that the Earth is part of the Solar System
  • To know that the Earth takes 365 days and 8 hours to orbit The Sun
  • To understand that The Earth revolves around its own axis once every day (24 HOURS) and how this gives us day and night

  • To know that the Solar System includes The Earth, The Sun and nine planets
  • To know the average distances between the planets
  • To know that The Sun is the most important part of the Solar system because it keeps the planets in their orbits
  • To know how the height of The Sun in the sky varies with the seasons

  • To understand how and why the moon appears to change shape
  • To know the different moon phases
  • To know that The Earths moon takes 27.5 days to orbit The Earth

Thursday, 3 March 2016

Google Hangout With Our Hong Kong Friends

21st Century skills are being developed in Room 10 with the connection between two classes in very different countries.  Today was our second Google Hangout where we shared some jokes and asked each other questions.

Room 10 is slowly getting to know our new friends at the
Australian International School Hong Kong (AISHK)

Carl Ohlson who used to work at Rangikura School is the teacher of the class we have buddied up with.  It's great to have this opportunity for the students to learn about each other and their cultures.

Students take turns sharing jokes and information with each other.

 We catch up once every week. 

Our next Google Hangout will have us breaking into smaller groups and interviewing each other using our Chromebooks.  We will find out more about the different countries and cultures that make us who we are.

Wednesday, 17 February 2016

Inquiry Learning.... Purposeful Learning

Today Team Respect took a look at some lines of inquiry that they would like to follow up.  

This is harder than it sounds as the children had to think about a topic that they were generally interested in, and the topic had to be one that they can research the by finding information in books and online.

After quite a bit of discussion and sharing each student came up with one question.  Take a look at the picture to the right to see the different inquiry topics the children want to research.

The next step was to generate questions of the original thought. Once again, this was harder than it sounds.  But we got there and have a starting point.

In Room 10 we want to make our learning purposeful and engaging. We know there are times when we will have to learn things that might not be as interesting as our own inquiry project.  But, the skills we learn will be used across all the subjects, giving us the skills we need to be successful.

Stay posted to keep up to date with our progress.