Spring Unit for Inquiry and Phenomenon-Based Learning
Hey, y'all! We have been loving learning about the seasons this year using inquiry and phenomenon based learning. We explored the beauty of fall and compared it to the way the world changes in the winter. Now, we're gearing up to explore spring and what makes it unique.
We start each unit with a little question formulation session to pique our interest. Then, we put together our top three questions to start our unit off. As we go through the unit, students write down the answers to their questions and new questions inevitably form.
The beauty of inquiry and PBL is that the students lead the unit. Students take charge of their learning and you act more as the coach or guide rather than the supplier of all the information. You show students where to look, but not necessarily what to see.
As we progress through the unit, students organize their information using note-takers and graphic organizers. They could create experiments, look at symmetry in flowers or leaves, measure plants or eggs or flowers, study seasonal holidays or sports, and any other number of things.
This spring unit is full of resources to organize students' learning, maps to compare temperatures and weather around the world in the spring, and writing pages for students to think through their learning. With over 50 pages, there are plenty of resources to keep your students exploring for weeks at a time. There are even reflection pages for students to explain what they've learned as well as authentic assessment ideas.
You can check out the full unit and many more in my Teachers Pay Teachers store here. I'm always adding more resources to my store so be sure to follow me so you don't miss a thing.
I hope you found some new ideas for your classroom. Have a wonderful week and I'll talk to you soon.