This program allows the students to establish a relationship with Vicki Cobb over a period of time both through her book and the initial video conference. The emphasis in the CCSS is on process, the same processes a writer and a scientist use to research and write a book. In this unit, the students are doing the same things Vicki does when she researches and writes her books so she can "unpack" the processes for them in a meaningful way
The participants will:
-experience the mystery that is revealed by scientific questioning.
-do close reading to understand ideas.
-understand that how we know in science determines what we know.
-discover the excitement of discovery from primary material actually used by scientists.
-be motivated to read difficult primary source material and collaborate with other students to make sure everyone understands it.
-put their own voices into the material the write about
-discover for themselves why scientists LOVE science.
NS K-4, NS 5-8 Science as Inquiry
NS K-4, NS 5-8 Unifying concepts and processes in science.
NS K-4, NS 5-8 Physical Science
NS K-4, NS 5-8 Earth and Space Science
NS K-4, NS 5-8 Science and technology
NS K-4, NS 5-8 Science in personal and social perspectives