I enjoyed the cute video and really found Appendix H to be quite interesting. But meaning came for me on page 7 of 10 of A-H when the question was posed on How do I put the elements of practices and ccc together to help students understand the nature of science? I glean sooooooooo much more learning as a teacher when examples are told, shown, and modeled.
I would tell a colleague that to understand the here and now, one must understand and know about the past. The video hits on that, too. Practices, tools, and action should be tested and improved upon in order to measure relevant information being sought. Social endeavor would help a student such as myself, who doesn't always seek deeper for answers. I take information at face value, thinking someone else has tested that; why would I?
I also loved the charts in A-H. Very concrete and easy to use as a reference guide for planning future lessons, or revising in a deeper, meaningful way. I haven't put much thought into the Nature of Science. This duo of video and article has gotten me to think of my own reasons as to why I would incorporate science into my TAG classes and groups. Teachers give me carte blanche when students are chosen for enrichment or TAG. I am not allowed to give grades to students for work done with me, so I lean on meaningful extension activities to do with them when they come. Science is being realigned in our district. Until this year, the elementary students touched on maybe 4 science lessons over the course of the whole year! I have mentioned me using the Fuddlebrook Science and The Quirkles series. I can hit on science topics initiated with a story. Experiments ensue and off the students go into the world of exploration and collaboration. This NOS focus has got me thinking of how I can incorporate depth and history into the concepts.
Page 7 stood out to me as well. I like how this article was formatted giving me the content, looking at the grade level standards, then apply to the general classroom setting. I was wondering if you agree or disagree with your colleague? I did not agree with the colleague's response on how it's not necessary. As a teacher, I agree on how it's our way to dive deeper. Just like you stated you are looking to incorporate more depth into your topics it's a goal for me as well at the elementary level. It makes me think as the general education teacher if we should leave topics and lessons like this to TAG or if is there a place for it in general education? Thank you for your post- I related a lot to it.