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.
- What was the hardest question for you that was asked by someone viewing your project? Why was it hard?
- What question surprised you the most? Why do you think you were surprised?
- What idea seemed most challenging for you to explain? Why did you feel challenged?
- What did you discover about those who talked to you about your project? Their assumptions and preconceptions? Their scientific understanding? Their background knowledge?
- What advice, suggestions, recommendations did you receive that you found valuable? Explain why?
- What advice, suggestions, recommendations did you receive that you did not think were relevant or important? Explain why?
- After the showcase, what did you think of that you wish you had said or demonstrated for someone who had viewed your exhibit? Explain.
- Now that we have held the showcase, what do you wish you had known beforehand–about your question/topic?
- Now that we have held the showcase, what do you wish you had done on your project differently? Explain.
- Now that we have held the showcase, what suggestions, feedback, advice, etc. do you wish you had received beforehand? Explain.
- 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