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Bringing the Outside In
There are ample opportunities to bring the outdoors into your science classroom. Growing plants, building terrariums and collecting data outside while you process inside are ways to do this. See some of the highlighted pictures below.
Ecosystems Alive and Well in 4th Grade!
As part of some of our curricular changes this year, 4th grade is starting out with Ecosystems. Brainstorming, close reading and using diagrams to show their understanding are all part of the start of this unit!
Where all the wonder walls are? Remember that Notice/Wonder is how we start our scientific investigations. Recording these and posting them helps students validate and internalize their ideas. Having a permanent wonder wall allows you to put questions that are really interesting but don't have a place in the current curriculum.