In science classrooms across the country students are given experiments to perform; they are told what to observe and how to collect data. Even though learners may be having fun in their science classes, are they truly developing essential scientific thinking skills?
The world is not discipline specific, so how come school is? Ask a chemist what her daily work looks like and you’ll find economics, writing, health, politics, design, and math are all integral parts of the work her lab does.
A Little More Than Just People is a project created by the founding eighth-grade class at Four Rivers Charter School in Greenfield, Massachusetts. In this project, students publicly recognize the contributions made by members in their town.
How can curiosity engage students in their learning? How can teachers use students’ curiosity to meet the Common Core State Standards? In 2013, at the Conservatory Lab Charter School in Boston, fourth-grade students created What’s Out There, a true or false book about the universe.