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Year Seven Science Topic Needed!!

Discussion in 'Science' started by ebramley, Feb 2, 2012.

  1. I have been asked to demonstrate Dramatic Inquiry based on Year Seven Science . What subjects do you cover and what, in particular, might you find a bit 'dry' or difficult to engage learners within? Thanks!!!
  2. BelleDuJour

    BelleDuJour Star commenter

    Not a clue! [​IMG]
    Never heard of it.
  3. blazer

    blazer Star commenter

    Dramatic enquiry! New one on me.
  4. ferrisbueller

    ferrisbueller New commenter

    Is it the American 'Dramatic enquiry'
    "Dramatic inquiry demonstrates how techniques such as role playing,
    movement, and active listening are used in the classroom to explore
    complex ideas and problems.

    It is:

    • Dynamic, hands-on, interactive
    • Hybrid of pretend play, theatrical form, and inquiry-based approaches
    • Can be used to teach literature, science, language arts, or social studies
    • Teacher has to create safe space
    • Students slip into the minds of the characters
    • Role play goes into just character at time. Dramatic inquiry explores many characters, and how they interact, how themes emerge from the interactions. Students may switch roles.
    • Learning authentically, connecting the text to real life"
    or do you mean Scientific Enquiry?
    In terms of using performing arts/drama skills in Science, then there are lots of things you can do. However, when we are all clearer about what type of thing you are looking for then I will impart my vast knowledge on the subject.
  5. Rhysboy

    Rhysboy New commenter

    Would an example such as students 'playing particles' to represent state changes in solids, liquids and gases be any good?
  6. BelleDuJour

    BelleDuJour Star commenter

    Glad it's not just me Blazer. Was begining to think I'd missed out on some new edubabble!
  7. Oops! Wasn't clear! I am a secialist in dramatic inquiry- using drama as a way of developing a creative, collaborative and inquiry based classroom. What I need however from the science teachers is just a topic that you would cover in year seven science? For example radiation etc. Don't worry about the dramatic inquiry as that's my field however just need a subject so I can demonstrate how it can be used across the curriculum to engage and inspire learners! Thanks a lot!!!!
  8. sparkleghirl

    sparkleghirl Star commenter

  9. blazer

    blazer Star commenter

    All my lessons are dramas[​IMG]
  10. cheers science bods!!!
  11. blazer

    blazer Star commenter

    Loads of history of science

    Our PE dept uses role play to demonstrate the circulation of the blood with kids playing the heart, blood cells, valves etc.

    I have used role play to show:

    Refraction of light
    Electrons in circuits
    Particles in solids liquids and gases
    Conduction of heat
    Convection of heat
    Displacment chemical reactions
    Transverse and longitudinal waves
  12. sparkleghirl

    sparkleghirl Star commenter

    Mine are sometimes crises

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