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Science Follow-Up Session: March 1, 2010
Sheree Person-Pandil & Pam Krambeck
Focusing on the content area of science, participants will connect with the K-12 scope and sequence literacy map for science from the
Partnership for 21st Century Skills
current science standards
. Ideas and activities for integrating 21st Century Skills into the science curriculum will be shared. This session is a follow-up to the 21st Century Skills Fair held on January 21, 2010 although any educator is welcome to attend.
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Schedule for the Day
Overview of 21st Century Skills as they relate to the curricular area of science.
21st Century Students in Science.
Activity Block #1
Smart searching strategies and teaching students to be educated consumers of information.
Media and Information Literacy
Activity Block #2
21st Century Skills in action using Mentos and soda to teach chemical reactions.
Content knowledge, ???
Activity Block #3
Using the Bit Strips web site for cartoon creation, creativity and innovation will be the focus when illustrating a science concept or vocabulary term using an on-line comic creator. Using PowerPoint and i-Pods to create science flash cards will also be demonstrated.
Creativity and Innovation
Activity Block #4
Technical writing in science will be the focus of this activity block. Participants will create a structure using Magnetix and write instructions for another group to use in constructing the object using only the written instructions.
Communication, Creativity & Collaboration
Participants will share ideas, and discuss where the completed activities for the day "fit" in the ICT Literacy map for science. Time for reflection on "What I learned, what I will take away, and what is the next step" will be given in the form of a "pinwheel" activity.
Activities will include an overview of the 21st Century Skills, connecting 21st Century literacy maps to current science standards, and activities that utilize on-line science and collaboration tools. Participants will work through four science activities that address the 21st Century Skills of:
Information and Media Literacy
Critical Thinking and Systems Thinking
Problem Identification, Formulation & Solution
Creativity and Intellectual Curiosity
ICT Literacy Cover & Map
Activity 1 Smart Searching-Story Problem
Activity 2 Mentos Science Experiment Activity
Activity 3 Science Cartoons & i-Pod Flash Cards
Activity 4 Science Technical Writing Activity
Closure Reflection & Sharing Activity
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