Friday, October 26, 2012

Tunnel Learning Group - Week 3

Using Clear Tubes
The implementation of the third inquiry involved the children expanding on the exploration of the big idea "Where did it go?" The intention was to study the motion and direction of a object going through a clear tube. The children wanted to study where the object went when it was in the tube and by using clear tubes they were able to see the object travel down the tube and out. In this activity children used their hand eye coordination to put the marble in the tube, while holding the tube with their other hand. Some of the children held the pipe too tight and caused the marble to stop rolling down the tube. Children wondered why the marble was not going down and then figured out they needed to loosen their grip on the tube. Some of the concepts children learned during this activity include the concept of motion, cause and effect, and directionality.

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