Our mindful moment (Thanks to Helena for finding this): How to Save Our Planet
Your personal inquiry projects.
5 minutes to prepare what you want to say. Then everyone will share.
Describe your project.
- What was your original question/idea and how did you get to the question or idea you displayed on Friday?
- Describe your interest.
- What was the progress of your investigation/invention/creation/collection, etc. like?
- What was the experience like presenting and describing to visitors?
- What questions did people ask?
- What questions were most difficult, puzzling, and interesting?
- What would you have done differently knowing what you know now?
- How has your thinking changed?
- How valuable did you find the PIP to your learning? Explain.
Everyone should have a question to pose with each of your classmate’s examples.
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Help clean up the lab–especially materials that you used?
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Challenges and puzzles and stories to sample in our remaining classes:
- Following someone’s PIP
- Monkey jungle (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xasvQYdvSD0)
- Very long primate study: (https://nationalzoo.si.edu/conservation/news/smithsonian-science-qa-macaques-wolfgang-dittus)
- Paper gliders that are NOT thrown–only dropped. Can you build one that goes further and straighter than anyone elses?
- Surprising paper figures–can you find the pattern; can you explain?
- A puzzle with sound–a few steps beyond the singing wineglass.
- The surprising geometry of soap films and bubbles.
- Eleusis, Mother Nature, or the Game of Science, who can figure this out?
- What’s your architecture? How fit are you? How calm can you get?
- The Zebra Test?
- Reflecting on reflection. I see you, you see me.
- Some puzzles with matter.
- Candle in a jar.
- Ice and ethanol.
- Ice and vegetable oil.
- Water and ethanol.
- Buoyancy puzzles–Cartesian divers and clay boats.
- Weighing air.