Oct 11, 2012

Breaking Rocks Part 2

How do you think the kids did breaking the rocks? I know I said I would post pictures as soon as the kids were finished breaking the rocks but things outside of school have been CRAZY!!! I was really impressed with the enthusiasim the kids showed with bringing their supplies to school. So many of them brought helmets, safety googles, gloves and of course hammers.
This activity was an opportunity to have them create a plan and follow through with the plan as well as be assessed based on a rubric. I wanted them to know that when I give them criteria for an activity it's really important they follow it. Plus this was an opportunity for them to take ownership of their science project especially in the planning phase.