This is a great "Learning That Excites" educational activity. Young students love to empirically explore the natural world. It promotes science understanding, critical thinking, creativity and is a source of hope in this age of climate change. t comes with materials shown above, suggested storyline, eight illustrated coloring pages tied to that storyline and a "We Heart Ice" classroom poster. It:
1. BUILDS A STRONG BASE OF KNOWLEDGE THROUGH RICH CONTENT TEXT, VISUALS AND ACTIVITIES.2. ALLOWS STUDENTS TO EMPIRICALLY EXPLORE THE NATURAL WORLD.
2. ENCOURAGES STUDENTS TO ENGAGE IN ARGUMENT FROM EVIDENCE (Kira's iron fertilization? Agree/Disagree. )
3.. ENCOURAGES STUDENTS TO CRITIQUE REASONING OF OTHERS. TO THINK CRITICALLY.
4.. ENCOURAGES STUDENTS TO READ, WRITE AND SPEAK GROUNDED IN EVIDENCE.
5. GIVES AN IMPORTANT EXAMPLE. AN EXAMPLE OF INDIVIDUALS DOING SOMETHING FOR THE COMMON GOOD.
HOWEVER, UNLIMITED OTHER CREATIVE, CROSSCUTTING POSSIBILITIES!