Scientists on Arctic

Daniela Leone
Marialena Christodoulidou
Magdalena Opidowicz
Beata Chowaniec
Constantin Lucian Vladescu
Age range: 
8-10, 10-12, 12-14, 14-16, 16-18
Language: 
English
Level of difficulty: 
Easy
Level of interaction: 
Medium
Average learning time: 
More than 3 didactic hours
Access rights: 
Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY)
Description: 

ILS created in the summer school 2017 connected with EDU-ARCTIC project.

The scenario is "6 Thinking Hats": it means adopting different modes of thinking, characterized by six coloured hats.

Students investigate the Arctic Pole zone and the problems that occur there, nowadays.

Objectives:

- To learn about the Arctic Pole.

-To become aware of the climate changes at the Arctic Pole and the consequences.

- To find ways to prevent further climate change in the future.

Inquiry Learning Phases: 
Orientation (Orientation)
Apps in use: 

A simple note taking app for the students. This app automatically saves the notes for each student separately.Read more

Category: 
General apps
App type: 
OpenSocial gadget
Conceptualisation (Conceptualisation)
Apps in use: 

The Concept Mapper tool lets learners create concept maps, to get an overview of the key concepts and their relations in a scientific domain. They can define their own concepts and relations or choose from a list of predefined terms.

As a...Read more

Category: 
Go-Lab inquiry apps
App type: 
OpenSocial gadget

The Concept Cloud gives an overview over all concepts used in the Wiki Tool, the Concept Mapper, and the Hypothesis Tool. By clicking on a concept, students get further reflection questions on the concept. Also, teachers can filter for single...Read more

Category: 
Learning analytics apps
App type: 
OpenSocial gadget

Add a social discussion in your class! SpeakUp allows you to create a chat room, which can be anonymous. Once inside, users can interact in it by writing and rating messages. It is also possible to create multiple-choice questions to poll the...Read more

Category: 
Collaboration apps
App type: 
OpenSocial gadget
Investigation (Investigation)
Apps in use: 

The Hypothesis Tool helps learners formulate hypotheses. Predefined domain terms can be combined to form a hypothesis, using drag and drop. Learners can also add their own terms using the Type your own box. As a teacher you can change the...Read more

Category: 
Go-Lab inquiry apps
App type: 
OpenSocial gadget

The Data Viewer provides features for learners to organise and visualise the data from experiments. Data sets can be presented in different ways, e.g. as a bar chart, scatter plot or line chart. As a teacher you can change the configuration of...Read more

Category: 
Go-Lab inquiry apps
App type: 
OpenSocial gadget

The Experiment Design Tool (EDT) supports planning scientific experiments and recording the results observed. Learners can define several experiment designs from the given set of properties and measures, and enter the values obtained from the...Read more

Category: 
Go-Lab inquiry apps
App type: 
OpenSocial gadget

The table tool lets learners fill text or numbers in a table. You as the teacher, define the rows and columns of the table.Read more

Category: 
Go-Lab inquiry apps
App type: 
OpenSocial gadget
Conclusion ()
Apps in use: 

This Padlet app allows students to use a Padlet Wall in an inquiry space. A Padlet wall is a collaborative whiteboard where students can write, add pictures and organise content easily. Students can create a...Read more

Category: 
Collaboration apps
App type: 
OpenSocial gadget

In the conclusion tool the learners can check whether the results of experiments in the form of data graphs and/or observations support their hypotheses from the hypothesis scratchpad or are relevant for the questions posed in the question...Read more

Category: 
Go-Lab inquiry apps
App type: 
OpenSocial gadget
Discussion (Discussion)
Apps in use: 

Add a social discussion in your class! SpeakUp allows you to create a chat room, which can be anonymous. Once inside, users can interact in it by writing and rating messages. It is also possible to create multiple-choice questions to poll the...Read more

Category: 
Collaboration apps
App type: 
OpenSocial gadget
Scenario: 

Six Thinking Hats provides directions for adopting different modes of thinking, characterized by six coloured hats:

White: Facts, Figures Information

Red: Intuition, Feeling & Emotion

Black: Judgment & Caution

Yellow: Logical Positive

Green: Creativity & Alternatives

Blue: Overview Process control

the class can be split into smaller groups, and the thinking roles can be changed depending on the Inquiry Learning phase.

Cognitive objectives: types of knowledge: 
Factual: Knowledge of basic elements, e.g. terminology, symbols, specific details, etc
Conceptual: Knowledge of interrelationships among the basic elements within a larger structure,
e.g. classifications, principles, theories, etc
Procedural: Knowledge on how-to-do, methods, techniques, subject-specific skills and algorithms, etc
Meta-cognitive: Knowledge and awareness of cognition, e.g. of learning strategies, cognitive tasks,
one’s own strengths, weaknesses and knowledge level, etc
Processes: 
To think critically and creatively: To help the learner think on causes, predict, make judgments,
create new ideas
Organisational requirements: 

The activity may be organized in 2 ways:

Students working in groups according to the 6 hats roles distribution, performing different parts of the activity

or

Students working in groups performing all the activity and changing roles in different phases, according to the 6...

Students' prior knowledge: 
basic concepts about Earth, poles, Arctic, climate, temperature, atmosphere.
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