The Ideas and Inventions Module consists of four sequential investigations that promote student creativity and inventiveness. Each investigation provides valuable science content while introducing a conventional technique for revealing the unseen.
FOSS EXPECTS STUDENTS TO
- Use techniques to see details about the world that would otherwise be difficult to observe.
- Explore the techniques of chromatography, rubbing, carbon printing, and mirror imagery.
- Solve problems using the techniques of chromatography and carbon printing.
- Record and compare patterns observed in leaf veins, fingerprints, and ink pigments.
- Gain experience with texture and pattern in a variety of materials.
- Express individual and group creativity through open-ended discoveries and inventions.
- Invent applications to extend the use of specific techniques.
- Acquire the vocabulary associated with texture and patterns of materials and exercise language in the context of science.
- Use scientific thinking processes to conduct investigations and build explanations: observing, communicating, comparing, and organizing.
For a description of each investigation in the Ideas and Inventions Module and the correlations to the National Science Education Standards, download the Module Overview PDF.
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