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  • Crystal
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    I will focus on youth can do science, which is part of the larger idea of citizen science, which is that anyone can be a scientist. I plan to do this through student engagement in ebird and budburst.
  • Crystal
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    In my setting, I think that engaging students' natural curiosity and giving them ownership over their questions and answers will be most important.
  • Crystal
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    I want to focus on the practice that youth are people who do science. I feel that many students see scientists as white men like Bill Nye and Einstein and that it's something only "really smart" people do. By engaging students in citizen science early on, hopefully this mindset will shift and a more diverse group of people will become scientists in the future. I plan to model this with students through doing a citizen science project like Feeder Watch and exposing them to the website iamascientist.org.
  • Crystal
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    I hope to do Feeder Watch with my students when we are back in the classroom. I'm trying it out at home for the first time this year. I think the hardest part will be keeping kids interested when there are no birds at the feeders and timing it throughout the day.
  • Crystal
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    Inquiry is a natural process through which humans use curiosity to explore the natural or material world, though asking questions and making discoveries. Along the way, the enquirer is collecting and recording data, making inferences, applying new concepts, and consulting resources. I wasn't able to attach an image, but my map included curiosity, engagement, puzzling, solving, focus, scientific process, natural world, material world, and discovery.
    in reply to: Intro to Inquiry #776850
  • Crystal
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    A science teacher at our school does an egg-drop activity with her students that is open inquiry. Students are asked to design a container that will prevent an egg from breaking when dropped from the height of 5 feet. They are given choices of materials and work in teams. Then the eggs are dropped and theories are created about the best types of containers and then they try again. This activity leads to high curiosity and engagement.
  • Crystal
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    This was my first time using the portable water brushes and I feel like I went a little too wet at times. I found that getting the details like the stripes on the belly and shading of the wings was hard with watercolor, but I'm glad I tried it. I certainly wouldn't have noticed how the claws grab around the branch but loosely in some parts and the shape of the beak. I tried so many times to make the beak look just right!
    in reply to: Jump Right in! #719063
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