Inventions and Innovations发明和创造

Inventions and Innovations发明和创造

One of the five essential elements of our PYP curriculum are the key concepts and in this unit of inquiry, Where We are in Place and Time, we will focus on change, responsibility and reflection. To help us better understand these concepts we shared questions that we wonder about related to the concepts and put them on our unit of inquiry wall.

PYP课程的五大基本要素之一是主要概念,在“我们所处的时空”这一单元中,学生们把重点放在改变,责任和反思上。为了帮助学生更好地理解这些概念,我们讨论了一些与概念相关的问题,并贴在单元墙上。

To help us improve our school-home connection we each took home a placemat with the elements ( key concepts, attitudes, attributes, central idea, lines of inquiry)  of our unit of inquiry, Where We Are in Place and Time: Inventions & Innovations. The purpose is for us to review the academic language for this unit both at school and at home.

为了帮助我们提高家校联系,我们每个人都带着任务回家,都是关于目前我们所学的“发明和创造”探究单元的基本要素,如主要概念、态度、属性、中心思想、探究流程等。目的是让我们在学校和家里都能复习这一单元的学术语言。

We are always looking to make connections, which makes our learning more meaningful. This week we read the book What do you do with an idea? It is related to our unit of inquiry because every invention and innovation begins with an idea. We also used the book to work with our interactive story elements map, in which we identify the title, author/illustrator, characters, setting and beginning/middle/end of the story.

我们一直在寻求使我们的学习更有意义的方法。本周我们读了一本书,《有了想法你怎么做》。这本书与我们的探究单元息息相关,因为每一项发明和创新都始于一个想法。我们还用这本书配合互动式故事元素导图,认识了标题、作者/插画家、人物、背景和故事的开始/经过/结尾。

 

After reading the book and identifying the story elements we each made an idea portrait, in which we shared our ideas for possible inventions. We then shared them with our friends…

在阅读了这本书并确定了故事元素之后,我们每个人都画了一幅关于自己想法的图片,然后与朋友一起分享,并说出我们认为一些可能实现的发明。

Our interactive thinking map is a great resource that evolves with our unit of inquiry. We are adding both academic language and key words that are essential for our unit. For example, this week we added the key words inventions & innovations along with idea and adjectives to describe it.

我们的互动思维导图是一种很好的资源,它随着我们的探究单元主题而变化更新。我们正在增加学术语言和关键字,这对学习单元也是至关重要的。例如,本周我们增加了关键字–发明和创新,以及想法和相关的形容词。

We unscrambled our first line of inquiry: Characteristics of inventions & innovations.

我们通过重组句子练习了我们第一项探究流程:发明和创造的特点。

To help us better understand our first line of inquiry we made a door hanger and on one side we put the word invention and the reverse side innovation. We then discussed some characteristics of particular inventions and innovations and made illustrations to represent them.

为了帮助我们更好地理解探究流程的第一项,我们做了一个挂牌,在其中一面写:发明,另一面写:创造。然后,我们讨论了一些特殊发明和创新的特征,并用插图表示出来。

We also made a poster in teams and chose one invention and it’s innovation and identified the characteristics of each.

学生们还小组合作,选择一项发明制作成海报,并说出每项发明的特征。

This week we very happy to have a guest speaker, Mr. Rafael, who shared with us three invention stories: the slinky, basketball, and liquid paper (white out). We were surprised to find out how each of these inventions happened in daily life and by “mistake.” This helped us to reflect on how an invention can happen when you least expect it and that we are all capable of it. Thank you Mr. Rafael, we really enjoyed your animated stories and the unforgettable learning experience you provided us with.

本周,我们很高兴邀请到一位嘉宾,Rafeal老师,他与我们分享了三个关于发明的故事:slinky(螺旋弹簧玩具)、篮球和修正液。我们很惊讶地发现,这些发明是如何在日常生活中发生的,或者是因为一个“错误”而导致的。这使我们体会到,一项发明是如何在你最不期望的情况下发生的,而且我们都有能力创造发明。谢谢您,Rafeal老师,我们真的很喜欢您的动画故事和您给我们带来的难忘的学习经历。

Another special thank you goes to Mr. JD for helping us create a memorable learning experience at school. He helped us to be able to watch the film Ferdinand in our own school auditorium, we felt like we were in our private movie theater! We first read the book Ferdinand which was written in 1936 and then watched the film which released this year 2018. We started the discussion about motion pictures and look forward to making more connections and compare/contrast the book and animated film. We also enjoyed making popcorn in class and this will most definitely lead to another conversation about the invention of the popcorn machine…this unit will surely be awesome!

另一个要特别的感谢是JD老师,他也让我们在学校有了一段难忘的经历。JD老师给我们在礼堂里播放了电影《公牛历险记》,感觉就像在我们的私人电影院一样!我们先读了写于1963年的《公牛历险记》,又看了2018年上映的电影。随后展开了关于电影的讨论,并期待着能有更多的心得体会,更深刻的对比。我们也喜欢在课堂上做爆米花,这肯定会引发另一场关于爆米花机发明的讨论。这个单元肯定会非常有意思!

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