Location

Room E121 - NOTE: This is a 2-hour session

Start Date

2-3-2012 9:35 AM

End Date

2-3-2012 11:45 AM

Description

Participants engage in a guided inquiry: making a parachute and investigating its falling behavior; then develop a list of questions about the behaviors and determine which are testable. Next, small groups each choose one question to test and do so. Finally participants reflect on the process skills used. Although designed as a professional development activity, the lesson may be used with students to focus on testable questions or process skills necessary for scientific investigation.

Comments

2 hour session

 
Mar 2nd, 9:35 AM Mar 2nd, 11:45 AM

Session C-1: What Goes Up Must Come Down – Are all Parachutes Created Equal

Room E121 - NOTE: This is a 2-hour session

Participants engage in a guided inquiry: making a parachute and investigating its falling behavior; then develop a list of questions about the behaviors and determine which are testable. Next, small groups each choose one question to test and do so. Finally participants reflect on the process skills used. Although designed as a professional development activity, the lesson may be used with students to focus on testable questions or process skills necessary for scientific investigation.

 

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