Saturday, January 22, 2011
Middle Schoolers Use Critical Thinking Skills
I do believe watching problem solving in action is one of the most exciting parts of being an educator.
Design Squad is a science and engineering curriculum created by PBS for middle schoolers. Some of the concepts are pretty complicated and I'm not sure that the kids grasp everything just yet, but I think challenging them to think through it and see what they can do is fun to watch.
(for the other educators out there who might be interested, go to the link. Design Squad has just redesigned their website. It has great complimentary online activities for the kids)