With our DQB up and running, we spent time thinking of possible investigations we could do to answer all our questions! Check out ideas...we have truly come so far in 5th grade! We agreed that we should figure out sunrise/sunset first, as this would hopefully touch on lots of things we need to figure out about the Earth and the Sun and the movements associated with each.
So after we figured out related phenomena to the "Mystery Sun" video, we set off to ask some questions that will hopefully get us to explaining how this mystery sun thing happens. Before we asked questions, however, we all agreed that all these phenomena shared reoccurring patterns between the Earth and the sky. So this is exactly what became our driving question for the unit:
What causes patterns to occur between the Earth and the sky?
We sat in a scientists' circle and shared out our questions one by one, trying to link our questions to one another. Here's an up close view of all the questions we asked (from the two sections of fifth grade)! Each of the two sections is split up by Post-It note color (light yellow and non-light yellow color).
Tomorrow we'll be working on figuring out ways we can answer our questions by creating possible investigation ideas!