We are quickly approaching the end of our second week of our inquiry unit. Students spent the week focusing on three different parts of their project. The first graphic organizer on Present Technology reviewed all the current practices, technology, or methods we currently use to solve the problem the students are focusing on for their project. For example, if they wanted to solve the problem of having to plug in their iPads to charge, they focused on our charging technology and the problems with it. The second section focused on the History of their problem and the technology we have used over time. That has finally led us to the past yesterday and today, where students will be sharing out their idea and the science behind the idea. This research will be used later in the project to construct their essay, website, and potential model. Therefore, it is critical that students continue to ensure that they are completing these steps to the best of their ability, so they will not feel overwhelmed later in the project.
Next Steps: Finishing Up Our Research
Once students return from Thanksgiving break, they will finish up their research on their inquiry project, before we get into writing out our findings and thoughts in our essay and building our website. Students will be going public with their work on Friday, December 22nd during the school day where they will be sharing out with their peers, family, and community.