This is part of a series of provocations for essential elements of the PYP, including individual attitudes, learner profiles, etc. For more, click here.
I wrote a post as recently as just a few weeks ago about the need to prioritize relationships over content. But, of course, that does not mean that content does not have its own essential place. This week’s provocation is about being knowledgeable, and why that matters.
Resource #1: How The Animal Kingdom Sleeps by The Atlantic, via The Kid Should See This
Sleep is universal in the animal kingdom, but each species slumbers in a different — and often mysterious — way. Some animals snooze with half their brain, while others only sleep for two hours a day (without even suffering sleep deprivation!). Ed Yong guides us through the latest research on how creatures catch their z’s.
Posted by Animalism on Monday, November 13, 2017
Resource #2: Lisa Winter Robot Builder, via The Kid Should See This
Resource #3: Google Engine Timelapse Page
“Timelapse is an example that illustrates the power of Earth Engine’s cloud-computing model, which enables users such as scientists, researchers, and journalists to detect changes, map trends, and quantify differences on the Earth’s surface using Google’s computational infrastructure and the multi-petabyte Earth Engine data catalog.”
Resource #4: If Picasso Painted A Snowman, by Amy and Greg Newbold
- How does knowledge impact our actions?
- How does knowledge impact our ability to relate to people and events around us?
- What is the relationship between knowledge and curiosity?
- What is our responsibility to be knowledgeable, especially if we have Google to help us answer so many questions?
featured image: DeathToTheStockPhoto