Increasing Engagement in Science << link to updated Google Doc
EdCamp NYC 2010

Frank Noschese / @fnoschese / Action-Reaction blog
Ellena Bethea / @21stcenturychem / TEACHING|Chemistry blog

Mythbuster Labs
Force and Motion Mythbuster

WCYDWT - Science http://wcydwt.posterous.com/

Win/Fail Physics https://sites.google.com/site/winfailphysics/

Whiteboarding

Purpose
  • The principal is concerned that the school elevators may be unsafe for our students who cannot use the stairs. She wants to know if both the starting and stopping accelerations are too high.

  • You are a science consultant to the editors for the website Snopes.com. You need to convince the editors about the validity of a YouTube video in which Kobe Bryant jumps over a pool of snakes and makes a slam dunk.

  • New playing fields are going to be built on the lot across the street from our school. Unfortunately, people will need to cross Route 121 (a 2-lane highway) to get to those fields.  Currently, the proposed pedestrian crossing is a crosswalk with a flashing yellow light. Is there a speeding problem on Route 121? Do you think the proposed crossing is adequate? Present your findings to the Board of Education.

Predictions

Self-Reflection for the Teacher



Whole Class Inquiry