Each year we dive into a great unit of inquiry centering around the Scientific Method. Among other things, there is a lot of new vocabulary and concepts for our students (and their humble teachers) to wrap their heads around. So I made this short video to help explain a fair test, dependent and independent variables, control etc. Please excuse my lack of expression in the video, I am usually quite animated. I was trying to accurately use the correct scientific terminology, draw on my Bamboo, while recording on Quick Time and thinking in sequence, all at the same time - something had to give! I hope you find it useful.
ProDivas is a simple sharing approach, teacher to teacher, for our professional development. We collect and share bite-sized practical ideas. Once you take a bite, you may be self-motivated to eat the whole meal! We aim to find ideas supported by research to then apply for “best practice” but some ideas are too good to miss and are just simple “teacher tips”.