Sunday, April 27, 2014

Saturday Snapshot: Burning Questions Bulletin Board

So....Here is my first Snapshot Saturday photo, posted on Sunday, instead of Saturday....because....well.....that is just how my life is right about now.  

As a science teacher I try to encourage lots of thoughtful questioning.  Sometimes that can be difficult to manage!  Here is a bulletin board idea that I came up with to assist with sorting and addressing student questions.  After all...

"The greatest discoveries began as questions.  The greatest scientists began as children.  Believe in the little things and they will surely grow." -Charles Pearce (Nuturing Inquiry)

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This is a bulletin board that I recently put up to house student questions.

Here are some uses for this burning questions board:

- This serves as a "parking lot" for some of interesting questions that we may not have time for during a particular lesson.  I then review the questions and share them along with explanations when time permits.

- Students can post a question that could be answered by another student based on the daily lesson and they stick it to the board on their way out (exit ticket).  The next day, students pick up another student's question on the way in and need to answer it on the back before class starts.

- Students post questions about a unit that they hope will be answered during our studies.

This bulletin board is great to keep up ALL year!  I simply change the standard that we are focusing on and clean off the post-its once we have addressed them.

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  1. Love this bulletin board! Will definitely use! Thank you!

  2. What a great idea! Could you share where you found the letters? Did you make the fire or purchase it? I love it!!

  3. I am almost done with mine! I totally stole your idea!

  4. Is there a template for all of this or did you make it on your own?



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