Joanne for Sparking Student Motivation!
My students gave me their top three solar system topics that they were interested in... I put them into groups of 3 or 4 students based on their choices. Then, they came up with three questions that they could research. They used books I had checked out from the library, and they got on our district's Online Research Library to find the answers to their questions.
The fun part of inquiry circles is that the students get to be creative and come up with a plan as a group to present the information to the class. Some groups made posters, some made models, some wrote a play, and one even wrote a song!
Prezi Overview / Video Showing Inquiry Circles.
My students will present on Monday, so I don't have any finished products to show you today, but I will be back next week to share. :o)
Oh and PS... I'm super excited to share something with you on Sunday (and you should be, too!!)... but you have to wait til tomorrow to see what it is!! :o)