Lindsey’s Big Idea: Lindsey will teach students about the rock cycle and erosion. Students will code Ozobots to help them study the processes that change rock types from one kind to another. Then they will use a self-contained stream table to explore how the speed of water differs on the inside and outside of a curve, creating a hypothesis about how water speed impacts erosion. Students will create time lapse videos with iPads to observe and measure data points. Finally, students will design plans to protect land along the stream from erosion, and they will test how well their plans worked.
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.”