Science 8 – May 26
More GIST summaries from other science 8 classes. These summaries were better than the previous groups. The previous class is smaller but the kids are quite the handful and are getting difficult to manage at times.
Science 8 – May 14
Students learned about fluid systems today, both constructed and natural. I had the kids work in groups and create GIST summaries. For gist summaries I usually have the kids summarize a paragraph or short section of text using exactly 20 words. The idea is that it forces the kids to pick out the really important parts of the text and be clear on definitions and context.
Science 8 – April 22
We are now working through a unit on fluids. To start things off, we are focusing on the idea that some things float while others don’t. Question Focus: Not everything floats. This leads to questions such as: