Isp Extra Credit

1049 Words Oct 20th, 2015 5 Pages
ISP 203A

Concept Redesign Extra Credit

Step 1: Hydrologic Cycle

Step 2: 1. Third Grade Student = Bill Nye Episode 47 (The Water Cycle)

2. Grand/parent or other non expert = NASA’s video explaining the water cycle

3. A professional = "Water Vapor, the Hydrological Cycle, and Climate Change" by Isaac M. Held, Senior Research Scientist, head of Weather and Atmospheric Dynamics Group, Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory/NOAA (Princeton, NJ); Lecturer with rank of Professor in the Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences Program, Princeton University. (Lecture presented by Harvard University)

Step 3:

Teaching the hydrologic cycle, also known as the
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Children love television, and I know when I was in third grade and I saw the tv rolling into class I didn’t care what program we were about to see I was just glad we were watching tv. But this isn’t all about a “fun” video. Bill Nye the Science Guy is generally a great show for children. My main goal for showing these third graders Bill Nye is to not teach them the Hydrologic Cycle, but more to get them to like Bill Nye the Science Guy. Just think, as an educator, if you can teach your lesson while getting the students hooked on the whole subject. I watched Bill Nye the Science Guy as a child and I believe it was one of the few reasons why I was interested in science. When teaching third graders them learning the material at hand is the key lesson, but it’t not the final goal. Getting them interested and to enjoy science is the main take away here.

Teaching a parent or grandparent is much different as our goal isn’t to “get them hooked on science” but more to just teach them the lesson. One thing I’ve noticed when teaching an adult is that they become less interested with the teaching the more childish it is. So basically, Bill Nye would not work. So I found another video online that would teach adults the Hydrologic Cycle perfectly. It is a video from NASA. This video contains all the information they would need to master what the hydrologic cycle is, while including visual evidence, yet at the same time not being too childish. The