Professional Learning

Climate Science Chapter 4:

What do I need to know about climate science?

 
 


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The Scientist Circle protocol:

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  1. Frame the conversation around one of the three topics:

    • General Science
    • Climate Science
    • Climate Science vs Politics
  2. Have three different colored post-it notes on hand

    • One is for what you “notice”
    • Second is for what you “know”
    • Third is for what you “wonder” 
  3. Have three large posters with “notice”, “know”, and “wonder” written at the top

  4. Have teachers gather at the three posters and one-by-one share their post-its with the group until all post-its have been shared.

  5. Have group examine each poster one-by-one and cluster like post-its together and call out why they chose to cluster them in the manner they chose.

  6. Group Reflection: What are some key scientific ideas you took away from the video? What other ideas resonate with you? How did this activity model equitable learning and teaching

  • Putting politics aside, what are some key scientific ideas you took away from the video? What other ideas resonate with you? Discuss with your team. 
  • If you want to learn more about what is happening with climate science education in Washington State, visit our ClimeTime website. There are a number of resources available.