So everyone in class had a chance to set up their intial ideas regarding what they thought about fog. We sat in a scientist circle today discussion our thoughts to get everyone's ideas on the table. Here is what each 6th grade class is thinking about fog:
Fog Has Been Seen
Explanations for What Causes Fog
Now that we've got a lot of ideas (and differing ones, too), we decided we should set some parameters up before actually trying out some of our ideas. As a class, we made a Criteria and Constraints poster. We publicly posted it so we can always refer back to it as we try different ideas out and see if what we make is actually the fog we set out to create!
We've got some new ideas regarding our next steps, and there seems to be two resounding ideas: get a fog machine and look at weather data. The fog machine can show us how fog is made, and the weatherman talks a lot about fog, so maybe weather reports can help us. Since it's Halloween time, the HANDS-DOWN choice was to get the fog machine. Looks like Mrs. Brinza's got HW this weekend!