If we're going to answer any of the questions about what happens to dead plants and how the different conditions a dead thing finds itself in effects it, we're going to have to record some data! Students agreed to drawing and writing about the changes (if any) they see to the investigations they set up. They moved them from the locations they established based on their questions (i.e. under the light, by the window, in the fridge, by the fan, in the heating pad, etc.) to their tables so everyone could get a good view!
Students also agreed that their ability to accurately draw everything that's going on in their dead stuff columns might be a challenge. So we agreed to take pictures, and we worked out the kinks today with our Chromebooks using Google Drive to store them in a specific folder and rename with the date they were taken.
We also did a bit of reflecting upon our work thus far, and we're beginning to think there are some limitations to our dead stuff columns. Here's some student thinking...