The purpose of this activity is to allow students time to explore playful moments through the use of the app and begin noticing the science in their play. In later lessons, students are required to use the app in a more controlled way to get ideal results.
NEXT GENERATION SCIENCE STANDARDS
Crosscutting Concepts: Influence of Science, Engineering, and Technology on Society and the Natural World
The uses of technologies and any limitations on their use are driven by individual or societal needs, desires and values; by the findings of scientific research; and by differences in such factors as climate, natural resources and economic conditions.
COMMON CORE LEARNING STANDARDS
Key Ideas and Details
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RST.6-8.3: Follow precisely a multistep procedure when carrying out experiments, taking measurements, or performing technical tasks.
Comprehension and Collaboration
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.6,7,8.1: Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grade 6 topics, texts and issues, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly.
NEW YORK INTERMEDIATE SCIENCE STANDARDS
Standard 2: Information Systems
Information technology is used to retrieve, process and communicate information, and as a tool to enhance learning.
With only one device, you can project the iPad so that the entire class can watch and be involved in the recording and investigation/annotation of a single race.
With many devices, students may be broken up into teams to work collaboratively on their iPad to record, annotate and investigate their videos. We suggest having teams of three or four students. More suggestions on grouping students can be found in Lesson 0.2 – Getting Started: Bingo. Make sure you keep track of which group had which iPad.