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How to Train Your Dragon - Using the Scientific Method and Investigation
Students will explore how Hiccup used the scientific method in his study of dragons, and how he demonstrates good investigative techniques and data collection. This serves as an introduction to a more in depth flex class available now.
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The class will include references from the film demonstrating the different types of science (descriptive, experimental, investigative) and will discuss and interact with each other about what they are seeing. They will share stories about how they have used similar strategies to learn about the world around them and will come away realizing that science is really all about problem solving. It is key that students have viewed the movie prior to this class. Parent guidance and discussion...
Students will learn about independent and dependent variables, the 3 types of scientific investigations, how real scientists keep journals, and how the scientific method works (and sometimes when it doesn't).
I have been a public school teacher for 14 years and have watched How to Train Your Dragon approximately 14,823 times with my 5 and 8 year old children. I have used this movie for almost 10 years now to teach students how amazing the different types of science can be, and how the scientific method is not always as clear cut as it seems.
Students should watch the movie with a parent and have guided discussion with parents (documents provided upon class enrollment)
5 files available upon enrollmentClass resources are provided, including a referenced discussion list for parents to use while watching the movie with their children and related science activities to use as follow up to student questions.
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
Parents will be provided with follow up documents that will allow them to assess and work with students to develop experiments which can be performed at home.
45 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 1 - 2 hours per week outside of class.
The students should have watched at least the first movie, although we often discuss things that happen in the other movies as well, especially during the open guided discussion. It is highly recommended that you view and discuss the movie with your child beforehand so that discussion can continue after this class.
Art used in the class provided generously by the talented artist Cynthia Conner
Jamye E CarrScience, Languages and More!
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I have 14 years of experience in public school teaching, specializing in Biology, Chemistry, Aquatic Science, and Astronomy. My teaching style incorporates student guided inquiry based learning, Socratic instruction, and adaptive lessons. In...