This is part of a series of of IB PYP units of inquiry provocations. For more, click here.
Season changes are the perfect provocations. Quite apart from their fascinating and mysterious wonders, there’s always something refreshing and hopeful about a new season — particularly spring. I may be overly optimistic at this point, but I feel like spring is just around the corner here where I live. The quail are on the move…the buds look full of promise…the snow is melting…and I’m ready to resume bike riding with kids!
Perhaps this is the reason I feel motivated to share this provocation today. While these resources fit most directly with a unit to do with natural science, the broader concepts are, as always, more interdisciplinary: change, causation, form, perspective, responsibility (you may also be interested in my list of “7 Videos that Will Prove That Science Rocks“). I would love to hear how you share this with your students!
Resource #1: The Discovery of New Species: Infographic by Blue Broadband
Resource #2: What A Wonderful World: Video by BBC One
Resource #3: The Most Astounding Fact – Neil deGrasse Tyson: Video by Max Schlickenmeyer
- How is humans’ understanding of the world changing every day?
- How does discovering more about the world around us impact our lives?
- What is humans’ responsibility to learn how the natural world works?
- Why is there so much humans still don’t know about the world?
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