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Discovering the Solar System

[tylr-slidr userID=”” groupID=””]http://www.flickr.com/photos/ismanilaes/sets/72157629008634177/[/tylr-slidr] Last week the children began to explore all about the Solar System.  After creating our class wonderings, we discovered that “planets” had the most questions to be answered so we decided to start our inquiring here!  The children used non fiction literature to help them learn about the sequencing of the planets […]

Is it a bird ? Is it a plane? No its Mr. Ringo the astronaut!!!

[vimeo]http://vimeo.com/35605188[/vimeo] Today we were fortunate enough to have a high school physics teachercome to our class in order to help us answer some of the questions we have regarding the universe! His entrance was certainly impressive (video below!). Having settled down the children shared with Mr. Ringo some of our most pressing questions. We were all amazed as […]

Solar System

A you tube clip to watch with your children to help them begin to wonder about our solar system. [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b0lxbzgwW7I[/youtube]  Please watch this 2 minute video together and discuss any wonderings you both have about the solar system and the milkyway. Write these ideas down and we will try as a class to answer them […]

New U.O.I: Discovery

This week we have kicked off our new unit on “Discovery”. Focusing on outer space, our understanding for the unit is; Through scientific investigation, we can discover what is beyond Earth. I’m sure that our visit to the planetarium will led to many wondering questions for us to inquire into and learn. Our essential questions […]

Discovery Unit and the Planetarium

Our unit on Discovery has well and truely begun. Focusing on outer space, our understanding for the unit is; Through scientific investigation, we can discover what is beyond Earth. We enjoyed our visit to the planeterium this ‘hook’ has led to many wondering questions for us to inquire into and learn.  Below are some of […]