Looking for an exciting field trip opportunity next semester? Check out Doktor Kaboom's Live Wire! The Elecctricity Tour at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Center. The show premieres Thursday, February 25th wiith two show times to choose from (10:15 am and noon). Tickets are only $9 per student. The content of Live Wire is best suited to 2nd, 5th, and 8th grades. Find out more at ArtsBridgeGA.org
Explor-A-Stories provide a concrete, practical, and convenient way to implement a highly engaging science experience in the classroom. Students get to be part of their very own story as they act much like true scientists do in our world today. At 4-5 key points in each story (noted in red ink), the teacher will pause the story to allow students to be active participants in the exploration - observing, manipulating, explaining, or discussing their ideas before the story continues. The story will then proceed until the next significant situation calls on the skills of the student explorers.
This Explora-Story approach provides the following advantages for the elementary teacher:
If you want to try the first Explor-A-Story, Mystery of the Red Cups, just Email Dr.Tom Brown at email@example.com and an Explor-A-Story kit will be sent to you through the county mail. Simply return the kit through the county mail within a week after receiving it. Return to: Dr. Tom Brown, Central Office
Mystery of the Red Cups
Mystery of the Red Cups- Teacher Notes
Mystery of the Red Cups- Extension Activity
At the December 2nd PBL Innovation Academy we explored resources and activities that could be used to build a PBL challenge centered around the controlling the spread of infectious disease. Here are links to some of the key resources used during this session.
Cobb PBL Framework (Template)
Project-based Learning – Preventing an “Outbreak”
Preventing the Spread of Infectious Disease
Infectious Diseases (Kara Kits)
The Buck Institute
Infection Control to Prevent Illness and Analyzing Exponential Functions
(complete unit integrating Anatomy and Physiology, Mathematics,
and Healthcare Science)