Inquiry


How does science help us solve mysteries?
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Check out these great games that help will help you build your skills and knowledge for being able to solve crimes!
CSI: Squeak Sneak
CSI: Squeak Sneak

CSI: Tugboat Thug
CSI: Tugboat Thug

CSI: Hat Snatcher
CSI: Hat Snatcher



CSI Crime investigation Game

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2011 - Term 1 Inquiry - How do I keep myself safe?




Links to some cool sites about safety!


Summer Safety.
Summer Safety.
Being safe online.
Being safe online.
Bikes.
Bikes.

Bikes
**Being safe online**
Summer Safety


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Information for Parents/Caregivers
Here is some information to help you get your head around inquiry learning. For most of you this will be brand new, but it is very exciting and I hope you have seen some encouraging positive signs of inquiry coming through in your children.

At School we use the Kath Murdoch Inquiry Model

This teaching model follows a sequence of activities and experiences to build on and challenge student perceptions. The sequence is inquiry based – it begins with student’s prior knowledge and experience and moves through a deliberate process that helps the knowledge to be extended, challenged and refined.

Sequence of activities

Tuning in
Finding out
Sorting out
Going further
Making connections
Taking action.

Why use an Inquiry based approach?

It helps children take responsibility for their learning
Provides for new learning – extends on prior – helps to find new
Students evaluate their learning and each others
Detailed approach – working through the sequence of activities
Allows students to use a variety of great thinking tools
Caters for a range of learning styles – multiple intelligences
Allows for deeper understanding – students make connections
Gives students a real purpose for learning
Allows success for all – collaborative learning
Students see teacher as a learner also
Students own it! – their work their ideas.
High engagement – ownership, authenticity, relevance
Deeper independent learning skills
Vehicle for integration of the curriculum
Fosters connected learning – a sense of journey
Taps into student’s CURIOSITY