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How to Train Your Dragon - Using the Scientific Method and Investigation

Jamye E Carr
Rising Star
Average rating:4.8Number of reviews:(370)
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.

Class experience

US Grade 3 - 6
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.
Homework Offered
Students should watch the movie with a parent and have guided discussion with parents (documents provided upon class enrollment)
1 - 2 hours per week outside of class
Assessments Offered
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.
Grades Offered
 5 files available upon enrollment
Class 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.
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
Rising Star
Average rating:4.8Number of reviews:(370)
I have 20 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... 
Group Class


per class
Meets once
45 min

Completed by 391 learners
Live video meetings
Ages: 8-13
3-10 learners per class

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