The Inquiry unit for Term 4 is based around Biological sciences, specifically gardening.
As we are sure you are all aware now, inquiry is a word with a very special meaning. It involves following your own unique journey of learning by thinking about what you already know, asking questions about things you are curious about and researching to find out new information. To know where to begin, you need to first think about what you know and what you want to know.
Please consider what Inquiry looks like inside as well as outside of school:
- Exploring, wondering, questioning
- Experimenting and playing around with possibilities
- Making connections between things you know and things you want to learn
- Making and testing theories
- Researching and seeking information
- Talking and defending an idea
- Solving problems in a variety of ways
Who knows where our inquiry will end up? That is what makes the learning so exciting!
Please answer ALL of the following questions:
What do you and your family already know about gardening?
What are you curious about? Please include 3 wonderings.
What do you think would be important for you to learn about and why do you think it is important?
Other questions you may choose to answer:
How many different kinds of gardens can you list?
Why do we have gardens – what is their purpose?
What are the environmental benefits of gardens?