Project Lead the Way Launch K-5//Mr. Rojo
Using the game "Head's Up Seven-Up" along with Glitterbug Powder we were able to disperse Glitterbug "germs" amongst many students in our class. Using a UV light we were able to identify who was "infected" and who was not.
As a class we worked together using the iOS app Popplet to map the spread of the "infection."
Students work cooperatively, but are expected to justify their findings as an individual by responding to written prompts. I find that having them record themselves can be a very valuable tool.
What's the most effective method in stopping the spread of germs? Students create their own experiments.
Students use the scientific inquiry process as a guide to lead their investigation. Note how the arrows point in both directions.
Students are expected to document their research in their launch logs.
The teacher facilitates the learning, allowing learning to be student driven.
Students searched for patient zero by analyzing student data cards, along with seating charts in the classroom, in the school cafeteria and a map of the school.