gator science

active adventures in lower school science

What if kids were in charge of their own learning?

on December 16, 2014

Every “I” day, my science classroom becomes a makerspace, as fifth graders become active scientists and engineers during our Innovation Day.  Students have been designing, building, and making in our lower school science classroom.  Many projects have setbacks and obstacles that students must overcome through problem solving and perseverance.  Students embraced our DIY (do it yourself) approach to learning.  We have future chemists, engineers, jewelry makers, artists, and designers participating in these creative projects. Students are willing to help other students with their projects when they need assistance.  After the winter break students will reflect on these projects and share the final products with the rest of the class.

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