I spent a rather truncated day at Central Middle last Thursday because of not feeling well. My students continued learning about Newton’s 3 laws of motion with a fun activity emulating a waiter whisking a tablecloth out from underneath a fully set table without disturbing the contents. Since I was only present for one of my three 90 minute class periods, I don’t really have any astute observations to report! So, instead, I’ve decided to post some pictures from my two lessons this past semester.
I Am A Scientist:
Photo 1: Here I am explaining how to stuff a bird (for museum prep.) to the fascinated students.
Photo 2: These guys were really fascinated with the Northern Oriole that I brought in.
Photo 3: After creating a “periodic table of Legos”, each team had to draw the arrangement and define the rules they used to organize the pieces.
Photo 4: Making a poster is always their favorite activity.
Thanks to Ms. Reno for the photos!
Update: In case anyone is interested, I found an interesting article on “flipped classrooms“. What do you think?