A large piece of the PYP is world learning, but inquiry is the focus. Our first BIG dose of inquiry took place through our Blubber Glove experiment. Of course, before we could inquire about something new we needed background knowledge. As I mentioned in my part 1 post, my teaching focus was nonfiction text elements through penguins.
We then went deeper with the topic of blubber. Students participated in a whole group Close Read. You can grab a copy of the Close Read I wrote here. This broke down the importance of blubber.
With our background knowledge flowing, we dove into our Blubber Gloves (How to make a Blubber Glove below).
How to make a Blubber Glove:
Begin by, scooping large amounts of crisco into one of the ziplock bags.
What is your favorite inquiry project you have done with your students?