Building food webs!

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Based on their OWN CURIOSITIES AND INTEREST, students are researching their own ecosystems and are now starting to build food webs to try and connect their 50+ species to see if their ecosystems are biodiverse. And then 15 minutes later, their food webs grew in complexity and it started to get interesting.  

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Using math to answer their own inquiries!

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Some grade 5 elementary students were given the opportunity to use math being taught in class to answer their own questions. Is J.K Rowling worth her net worth? Is Kyrie Irving underpaid? Does Rafael Nadal deserve a higher salary? CHECK OUT THEIR ANSWERS! Present Final Inquiry Tabitha yassin inquiry RAFA RAFAEL NADAL

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Are airplanes too loud?

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While spending science class comparing a cell to his airplane system, this student asked if it was possible to reduce the noise inside airplanes based on his understanding of the structure of cellulose he learned from a cell. He designed an experiment to test his idea.  

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Using Cellulose and the Cell membrane as inspiration!

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As they learned about a cell, these two students brainstormed innovative ideas to improve a piano and cat food bags!

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What is the real cost of my closet?

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A middle school student is curious and asks, “How long would it take a factory worker in Bangladesh to afford to buy my clothes in my closet?”

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Learning about one system to improve another.

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These two students chose two entirely different systems; a diesel engine and a clothing store.

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Improving the Rubrics Cube.

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While learning about a CELL and then comparing to the system of a rubrics cube, this student was inspired by ribosomes

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Improving the padlock

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Want a safer padlock? Want to still be able to open your lock if you lost your key? These questions led this student to designing innovative solutions for her lock!

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Inspiration from the mitochondria!

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A student explores the parts of a cell and that leads him to idea to improve his Iphone charging capabilities. Mitochondria + Spinner + Kinetic energy = COOL IDEA !    

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Nature inspired designs

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These students used their understandings gained from learning about a CELL as a system to improve the design and or functioning of systems they chose to explore and compare to a cell.

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