Reflection: Grappling with Complexity To be living or not to be living! That is the question? - Section 3: Explore


It's not always necessary to disclose the solutions to problems right away. It is good to let the kids grapple with a concept for a while and then give them an opportunity to return to a task and re-evaluate their decisions. This builds resilience and resourcefulness in the young scientists.

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  Grappling with Complexity: Leaving things unresolved
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To be living or not to be living! That is the question?

Unit 2: Walking alive...or not???
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Objective: SWBAT identify whether objects are alive or not by developing a set of criteria that defines what is alive.

Big Idea: Young children think that many non-living things are alive and that many living things are not. This lesson requires kids to define life through criteria and use that criteria to identify things as living or non-living.

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