videos posted on this site are YouTube-quality presentations of a few
inquiry starters from Volume One. The
Teacher curricum set includes 50 videos on a DVD to be played from
the teacher's computer, along with teacher support for each project and
other valuable teacher resources.
The school server version uses the school network, so all 50
higher quality videos play perfectly on any
device, including student tablets, because the local bandwidth to the
server is quite high.
page includes one sample video from each topic area. To order
videos, please contact us at the e-mail address shown at the top of
A general note on using
following projects (like those in all our sets) are designed to be
carried out over a period of one to two weeks - or, in some cases, even
longer. The key is not to race to an answer, but to explore
topic in ways that lead to broad understanding of the project area.
This involves student research, creating a project, sharing
the project with people, and looking for other questions that are
triggered during the student's research.
question is typical of those asked by young children and makes a good
question leads to a deeper understanding of two important musical art
forms and can trigger a similar analysis of other art forms where one
may have derived from another.
history question opens the door to deep research on topics spanning
hundreds of years, all with a simple question. Social Studies
that we are looking for planets that can support intelligent life, this
project is very timely and raises deep
questions about our identity as living beings.
students may study myths in school, this question lets them explore the
role of myth in the context of understanding other people as they talk
seemingly simple question leads to a rich exploration of the physical
structure of plants, with strong overlaps into mathematics.
some students believe that robots can think? This project
them explore the topic on their own and sets the stage for robotics
projects in the classroom.
a pizza is a common activity. This project explores the topic
ways that can stimulate good mathematics thinking skills.
Especially if the first cut is off-center!