Monthly Archives: March 2012

Catch-up time!

Right-o, the spring semester is absolutely flying by and I just realized that I have a couple of posts to catch up on! This entry is going to be journal style, just for fun. Thursday March 8 – Today my … Continue reading

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Undergraduate student inquiries – research is fun!

So as you probably know, we KU gk-12 types have also been working with undergraduates to help them develop their own authentic, meaningful research through the UKanTeach program’s Research Methods course.  By giving future science and mathematics teachers the opportunity … Continue reading

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Instructive destructive inquiry

That’s a strange title, isn’t it? How do you combine instructive, explorative inquiry with bored, restless seventh graders to maximum effect? Answer: Let them destroy things in the pursuit of learning. Last week our kiddos finished up their unit on … Continue reading

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Phase Change

Today the students explored phase change using hot water, cold water, and M&M’s. They kicked things off by writing down the differences between melting and dissolving. Then, they got two cups and two pieces of foil. They made little foil … Continue reading

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