Author:
Cheryl Lydon
Subject:
Environmental Science, Elementary Education
Material Type:
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Level:
Lower Primary, Upper Primary
Tags:
  • ClimeTime
  • Modeling
  • Puget Sound ESD
  • Student Talk
  • Summary Tables
  • License:
    Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial
    Language:
    English
    Media Formats:
    Downloadable docs

    Using Air Quality Phenomena to Explore Ambitious Science Teaching Practices

    Using Air Quality Phenomena to Explore Ambitious Science Teaching Practices

    Overview

    The materials in this collection provide the slides and handouts used for a three day, elementary teacher, professional learning event.  During this event, teachers practiced modeling their thinking about air pollution from recent Pacific Northwest fires.  We used this phonemena to explore ways to help students make their thinking visible (modleing the system) and track changes in thinking over time (summary tables).  We also worked on listening to student discourse to identify student ideas and consider moves to press on their thinking.  This was an NGSS pedagogy workshop series using air pollution as the phenomena to explore supportive teaching strategies. 

    Summer Institute Materials

    This is a three day institutes below are the resouces needed to implement day one of the institute.  Here you will find the slide deck for day one and the handouts for all three days.  You will aslo find copy directions. 

    This event shared the work of the University of Washington's Ambitious Science Teaching program.