Wrapping it Up: Portfolios Unfold in Ithaca
the Fifth Grade teacher who directed the tulip experiments at Belle
Ithaca, NY has some concrete ideas for teaching
her students. In describing her overall goals to Journey North
this is what she said:
Her fifth graders presented their tulip project using small, home-made portfolios. The beauty of these student-made organizers is they become a collection place AND a reflection of their year-long involvement in a science project much bigger than their own classroom.
How did your tulip experiments “unfold” this year? What did you learn from your tulip investigations? Did you plant bulbs upside down? Did you vary the depth when you planted your bulbs? What about the “Microclimate Challenge?”