Inquiring Young Minds Want to Know
MSP Grant Project 2010-2011
Williamsburg James City County
Inquiring Young Minds Want to Know! provided 40 teachers with professional development to improve the teaching of inquiry and the nature of science in elementary science classrooms. The following materials were developed from grant activities.
Sample Lesson Plans Developed From Grant Project
Free I-Book Developed from Grant Project
- Grade 2 Weather I Book Format
- Grade 2 Weather PDF Format
Flipped Out for Science
MSP Grant 2013-2014
Williamsburg James City County &
York County School District
Abstract for Project
Flipped Out for Science (F2OS) is a project designed to improve the teaching of science in grades 6-12 through the use of designing "flipped" science units. Flipped Out for Science activities will provide intensive staff development through a year-long project designed to equip teachers to create inquiry based science units in Earth Science, Biology, and Chemistry. Teachers will learn how to design units using the Understanding by Design framework. Each unit will include a performance assessment that will measure student understanding of science content and skills upon completion of the unit. In an effort to improve the delivery of science units, teachers will work to implement the flipping design process where students will experience hands-on science activities and experiments in class while watching engaging videos at home.