And we are back…
More from our inquiry about space…
Students arrived back today after a week off on March Break. Over the break, aside from recouping from a long winter stretch through January and February, the Grade 6 students from Ms. Harper’s class were tasked with two responsibilities;
1. to blog about what they have learned and focus their inquiry time on, and,
2. to come up with a few questions they would want to ask our guest #DIYspace “expert” about launching a weather balloon.
We are back and the blog entries have been made by “The Crew” which for many was their first. For the audience out there that might read some of the entries, please share your advice about writing blogs to the students as they will have several more entries about their work leading up to the launch.
On Wednesday the 25th our “Crew” will chat with PhD student Laura Dawkins of the University of Exeter who earlier this month launched a weather balloon into the atmosphere. (http://blogs.exeter.ac.uk/exeterblog/blog/2015/03/06/sending-a-balloon-into-space/) The students arrived back each with a few questions they wil ask of Laura and hope will allow them to gather information that will support the design and build phase of our project
Stayed tuned for more following our Hangout with Laura.
Posted on March 23, 2015, in Home, Inquiry Projects and tagged Inquiry-based learning, Julie Harper, Laura Dawkins, Phil Young, Science Inquiry, Space Inquiry, University of Exeter. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.