Lindsey’s Big Idea: Lindsey taught students about the rock cycle and erosion. Students coded Ozobots to help them study the processes that change rock types from one kind to another. Then they used a self-contained stream table to explore how the speed of water differs on the inside and outside of a curve, and created a hypothesis about how water speed impacts erosion. Students created time lapse videos with iPads to observe and measure data points. Finally, students designed plans to protect land along the stream from erosion, and they tested how well their plans worked.
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Interesting Facts: “In the future, I hope to be able to use Skype to allow my students to communicate with experts within fields like astronomy and meteorology to further their knowledge of those content areas.”