Brainball: Teaching Inquiry Science as a Team Sport by Mickey Kolis

By Mickey Kolis

What is a online game? it's possible you'll ponder playing cards and cube, desktops, or activities. chances are you'll even think about track or theater as video games. yet what approximately technology? video games have principles, gamers, and ambitions, yet, probably most significantly, video games are enjoyable. humans play video games simply because they believe they're “fun,” and infrequently they even examine a few very important classes. school rooms are meant to educate vital classes, and occasionally humans imagine they're enjoyable (not approximately frequently enough).

Brainball (Science Edition) is designed to mix the easiest of either worlds! technology Inquiry is the sport and studying the meant final result! Veteran technological know-how academics Kolis and Lenz supply small step by step 5E’s classes and an inquiry-based series to steer you thru that first studying event so you can also play the sport of Brainball (Science Edition)!

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They have the ability to “arrive at a place and see it for the first time,” no matter how often they have previously visited that place. A quick note: No one expects K–12 students to become self-actualized. Few people of any age actually achieve self-actualization, and certainly no one whose hormones are changing hour to hour. The point is rather that it is important that teachers know what they are striving for (what is the purpose for their students). Ultimately Brainball (SE) asks that teachers teach three things at the same time: the product (content), the process (thinking like a scientist), and community (working effectively with others).

If knowledge is unique to each human, then offering any definitive classification system at all is dishonest. Instead, the Dimensions of Understanding is one way of many to consider knowledge, and one that provides a useful vocabulary in the context of this book. THE KEY CONCEPTS Generally speaking, knowledge includes facts, and how the individual connects those facts and uses them to do something important. The knowledge information to play Brainball is organized into three Key Concepts. Key Concepts are the most basic structures around which all information in the game revolves.

To take on the robe of “being scientific” means to exhibit specific dispositions when working with others, when dealing with the unknown, and when being in tense life situations. Learning the game of Brainball means to enhance the quality of a person’s life—no matter where they are. It is one way to view life, not just in science classrooms. And when played well, it allows each individual to identify their own strengths and weaknesses, to discover their passions, and to discover what they need to learn next to live toward their passions.

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