Last week, we continued to find out more about our first line of inquiry in this unit – the Interconnectedness of Nature. Students first began to make simple food chains, but then some of the more risk-taking students began adding to their chains, which inspired other students to see how many animals they could include in their chains.
As a result, on Friday, we followed the students’ lead and let them group up and make chains of paper, where a different animal was written on each. I believe Kira and Yuki had the longest, most complex food web, which included 29 different animals.
This week, we will sort out what we know and the students will work in groups to research and draw complex food webs, which will show them how connected everything in nature truly is.
As always, as we continue inquiring into our new unit, you can visit this page to find out more about our learning outcomes and to see how we create transdisciplinary integration.