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1st Graders Wonder About Ducks

Our science curriculum is based on the inquiry approach to teaching science. This approach encourages children to learn by asking questions and observing, forming questions, designing experiments and researching. This approach excersises and strengthens critical thinking skills, gives the children practice with making observations without jumping to conclusions, and also allows children to be active participants in the process of discovery which gives them ownership over their learning. Throughout the year we explored the adaptations, life cycles and predator prey relationship of both snails and birds.

The 1st Graders used Kid Pix to formulate “I Wonder” questions about our newest campus visitor, Daisy Mallard. Click on the thumbnails below to view their questions:

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  1.    Sam & Lucy's Family says:

    All of the pictures are fascinating and come with great questions. We sure do hope Daisy returns to the nest. If she doesn’t, we vote for putting the egg in the Holly Room incubator.

    Posted April 20, 2006, 11:19 pm #      
  2.    Ann Bettis says:

    WOW! These are amazing pictures! Such Scientific detail! I teach 5th grade Math & Science and am trying to start blogging. Your site is inspiring!

    Posted June 18, 2007, 3:02 pm #      
  3.    NMiller says:

    These are beautiful — I am also new to blogging. How do you post Kid Pix pictures? I would like to do this with my class.

    Posted September 16, 2007, 8:23 pm #      
  4. i like there drawings. They are very interested and trying hard to create and draw a duck.
    They got an idea on having a wonderful draw, Nice start for a child.

    Posted May 10, 2011, 11:30 pm #      
  5. This approach excersises and strengthens critical thinking skills, gives the children practice with making observations without jumping to conclusions, and also allows children to be active participants in the process of discovery which gives them ownership over their learning.

    Posted May 12, 2011, 10:46 pm #      

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