Reflection: Student Ownership Dancing Our Way through the Carbon Cycle: Climate Change, Carbon, and the Greenhouse Effect (Day 1 of 2) - Section 4: Wrapping Up the Day: Preparing to Perform!


At first, I wasn't sure if working with student movement would be particularly successful with my high school students.  When I have tried it on a small scale in the past, my kids seemed 'too cool' to really get into it.  What I'm finding now is that by picking a topic of interest with multiple entry points for expression, student groups get really into the process of creating.  Having many materials available for simple prop making makes a difference as well.  Once the students have seized on this as a creative opportunity (and with a slight, positive competitive spirit), the experience blooms.  Based on my experiences today, I am eager to move on to our second day of performance, discussion, and writing!

See my short video for more on the benefits of tableau in your science classroom!

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Dancing Our Way through the Carbon Cycle: Climate Change, Carbon, and the Greenhouse Effect (Day 1 of 2)

Unit 3: Unit 3: Basic Chemistry in Biology
Lesson 10 of 12

Objective: Students will be able to link the phenomena of the greenhouse effect to the processes of the carbon cycle and our current discussion on climate change.

Big Idea: Use movement to help students connect the carbon cycle and energy transformations to the our big picture conversation about climate change!

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