21 May Science 7 Personal Inquiry Project showcase and beyond

Open your the reflection document that you cmposed and displayed for your Personal Inquiry Project.

Add your responses to the following prompts/questions to the document . The original reflection with the following additions should be uploaded in your DSN. Make sure it is shared correctly. Also send the link to the reflection with additions to Dr. F by email.

  1. What was the hardest question for you that was asked by someone viewing your project? Why was it hard?
  2. What question surprised you the most? Why do you think you were surprised?
  3. What idea seemed most challenging for you to explain? Why did you feel challenged?
  4. What did you discover about those who talked to you about your project? Their assumptions and preconceptions? Their scientific understanding? Their background knowledge?
  5. What advice, suggestions, recommendations did you receive that you found valuable? Explain why?
  6. What advice, suggestions, recommendations did you receive that you did not think were relevant or important? Explain why?
  7. After the showcase, what did you think of that you wish you had said or demonstrated for someone who had viewed your exhibit? Explain.
  8. Now that we have held the showcase, what do you wish you had known beforehand–about your question/topic?
  9. Now that we have held the showcase, what do you wish you had done on your project differently? Explain.
  10.  Now that we have held the showcase, what suggestions, feedback, advice, etc. do you wish you had received beforehand? Explain.
  11. Write a letter about the idea of personal / independent inquiry to a “New 7th grader.” “Dear new 7th Grader, Let me tell you about the Personal Inquiry Project. . . .”

Students who engaged in Personal Inquiry:

View some of these videos as a class and discuss. View the others on your own.

E.O. Wilson Advice to a young scientist

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