The theme of the unit was GREATNESS! The students agreed that they wanted to be wowed by the presentations and activities. They were not disappointed.
|June Hsu tries to move without joints.|
|Levi Snowden eating a cricket|
The insect group had the class eating crickets.
|Emily Binderʻs jellyfish in a bottle|
The protist group organized a Jeopardy-style game to help students remember their information.
Kingdom fungi students demonstrated how spores are released from a fruiting body by popping a balloon full of spores. They also visited the mushroom farm in Lawai, raised mushrooms, and brought a chef in to cook (thank you, Michael McSweeney)!
a dissection! They used the document camera to demonstrate and then the circulated around the room to make sure each student found the parts on their own squid!
These students learned so much science, but they also practiced reading technical writing for essential ideas, presentation skills, using teamwork to make it all happen.
Conor Hunt and Makali‘i Oliveira use a document camera to show the class their dissection.