Tag archives for Discovery

Mythology

For thousands of years people have stared up at the night sky. They saw a sea of twinkling light and strange cosmic happenings. Some sought to explain what they saw as a cellestial world of Gods and Godesses, mortal heroes and mythical creatures. Our class have been on an inquiry into myths and legends as a context for being better communicators and meeting our literacy goals. Read full article »

The Fairy Scientist.

Here is a wonderful short video of a six year old girl who knows how to be a scientist and an inquirer. What do you think her parents have said, or perhaps more importantly not said to help her to be an inquiring learner? Read full article »

Discovering and Understanding Earth and Beyond.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/ismanilaes/sets/72157628833934933/ Through scientific investigation we can discover and understand what is beyond Earth. That is the big idea of our fourth unit of inquiry of the year, which is entitled Discovery. There are many ways that we can discover and understand the universe in which we live. So far this year through our units of inquiry we have looked at concepts of what makes ourselves Read full article »

Biosphere Experiment pt.3 in the Community Garden.

        Our biospheres have gone into the community garden! They have survived in the class for 15 weeks. That's 105 days without extra water or air and they still are alive! In our classroom there is air conditioning and the temperature is only 25 degrees C. If biospheres are to survive on other planets then they would need to be able Read full article »

Making the most of Spontaneous Learning Opportunities.

Hi, meet Bob. He's pictured above. Bob suddenly appeared on Friday morning after play time. He had been picked out of the soil from the new planting area of the Community Garden. Everyone was quite excited by the appearance of Bob. Well almost everyone. A ferof the Cobras had worried looks on their faces and seemed troubled. They said that Read full article »

grade 2 Podcasts.

Our class have ben investigating the wonderful world of Podcasts as a means of communication. We have used them to communicate our discoveries of newly found worlds that might possibly exist. Check it out by clicking the link. Read full article »

Biosphere Experiment – Pt 2.

Just to give some more background to what we are doing. The Biosphere experiments conducted in the US some years back were essentially in preparation for extended group-living in space, on other planets. A crew of volunteers entered into and lived together isolated from everything in an artificially cocooned environment, with its own internal ecosystem which mimicked an average Earth Read full article »

Seeing is Believing – The Wonders of the Solar System.

  The picture above shows a rather striking image of the great planet Jupiter sitting majestically in the blackness of space. It is flanked by four of its beautiful moons, Ganymede, Callisto, Europa and the fiery volcanic moon Io. However for me as a teacher at International School Manila, the true wonder of this image lies in the fact that this Read full article »

Glogster.

A collaborative learning platform for teachers, educators & schools! Glogster EDU is a collaborative online learning platform for teachers and students to express their creativity, knowledge, ideas and skills in the classroom. We discovered Glogster during our Time Unit performance task which involved creating an imaginary yearbook page for the students for when they would be 18 and leaving school. The Read full article »

Highlights of the year so far.

    As I was deleting  files to clear some space on the mainframe computer here at Creative Cobras HQ I was delighted to find some wonderful pictures from the first half of our learning year. Check out some of the highlights. Heres to the second half of the year. We can hardly wait! Read full article »

Communicating.

Literacy and the power of words. Reading, writing and verbal communication.

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