About the Group
DeWitt Middle School
Middle School Students (grades 6,7,8)
We, as teachers at DeWitt Middle School, really enjoyed our first experience with PlantingScience.org! We are hoping to try it again and do even better! We are always looking for new opportunities for our students and this one was excellent. As soon as the Next Generation Science Standards were completed we immediately began implementation and with similar timing we began working with the Van Andel Educational Institute to put into practice an inquiry based instructional approach. With this training, we see that what you have put together is an excellent learning opportunity for our students. As teachers, we look forward to the opportunity to teach this topic with a beautiful real world application. We really value that they will have a chance to discuss their findings with a scientist and are already wondering how we could arrange for this in future years! As for students, we believe this will be an incredibly engaging lesson in science. It will shed light on the work of scientists which we do our best to simulate within a classroom but it often fall short. Students will gain a greater understanding of plants and how they grow. This is one of the key topics we teach to our 7th grade science students and we believe they will be perfectly setup to really grow their knowledge of the topic using the Wonder of Seeds.
Thanksgiving Break (11/27-11/29)
Course Name and Description
7th Grade General Science
Science background and language skills
My students are primarily Caucasian with a small subset of minority students. The group is comprised of all the 7th grade students in our building (advanced science students, average and low). Students have experience with inquiry learning in 6th grade which we continue to build on various times throughout the year in 7th grade.
I am excited to give this a second go!