Apr
10

Are You Smarter Than a 4th Grader?

Filed Under (Collaboration, science) by Lee Kolbert on 10-04-2010

Janna and  Chelsea, a couple of students from Dean Shareski‘s class at The University of Regina, created these videos for my students. The videos are just a few minutes long and follow the fun theme of “Jay Leno meets Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?” The girls ask random university students some basic questions that focus on our science standards, “Can you name the planets?” and “Why do we have seasons?”

We will soon begin our unit on Earth and Space science and it will be good for my students to see how well some university students know some of the same concepts they will be expected to understand. I plan to share these videos with my kids and then challenge them to create a project that will explain the concepts to others. This will be a great way to kick off our unit and will give my students a good sense of purpose while working on their projects.

Thanks to Janna and Chelsea for their hard work! Thanks also to Dean for connecting Janna and Chelsea with my class.

Enjoy!



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Collaberation 104 « Chelsea H’s Blog on 13 April, 2010 at 12:05 am #
    

[…] April 12, 2010 This is my final post about our final project. Janna and I were able to send Lee our video’s we created for her grade 4 students. She was thrilled with our project and even wrote about on her blog and her class blog. […]


gabbyg on 16 April, 2010 at 6:55 pm #
    

OMG THOSE TWO VIDEOS WERE SUCH GOOD WAYS THAT NOT EVERYONE IS AS SMART AS THEY THINK THEY ARE.


maria.c on 22 April, 2010 at 7:00 pm #
    

Those videos were cool.


olivia on 24 April, 2010 at 9:13 am #
    

I would have expected that all of the kids would know how to name the planets in order or answer how we have the seasons.I was very amazed that almost all of them could not do it.


Jordana C. on 26 April, 2010 at 6:42 pm #
    

I was very suprised that only few people knew the answers but they tried and thats all that counts!