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Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Look, Ma! No hands!

 “The Bicycle”

Fact Based Model

Day 1 – Learns the definition of bicycle
Day 2 – Learns the history of the bicycle
Day 3 – Learns the names of the parts of a bicycle
Day 4 – Learns the functions of the moving and stationary parts
Day 5 – Takes a written test about the bicycle

Walks home with A+ on paper

Inquiry Based Model

Day 1 – Teacher rolls out the bikes.  Asks questions. Answers none.
Day 2 – Rolls ’em out again. Brings band-aids and steps aside.
Day 3 – Kids roll out own bike. Teacher provides requested resources. Kids argue about which bikes are the best and why.
Day 4 – Another day on the moving lab: kids demonstrate why bikes work and why each part is essential.
Day 5 – Kid shows off riding skills, making a written and 'ridden' test superfluous.
Rides home with wind in hair and smile on face.
Teaches “A+” kid how to ride a bike.

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