Publicado: Lunes, 18 Julio 2016 15:18
Escrito por Grupo Editorial
What is the relationship between living things and systems? How do the elements of a system interact and relate? What are the factors that determine that there be harmony in a system? These are but a few of the questions that third grade students of Gimnasio del Norte thought about during the fifth unit of inquiry “Who We Are”.
The unit began with a provocation activity in which the students participated in an outdoor breathing circuit. After completing all the stations, the kids shared their perceptions about how their breathing patterns changed in a variety of contexts –singing, talking, exercising and relaxing. Among others, the 9 to 10 year-olds identified the role of their body systems and, more specifically, the elements composing them, in the variations in their breathing patterns. This self-awareness was meant to be stimulated in preparation for the learning experiences that would follow. Indeed, the concepts of connection, function, systems and harmony were “thought to the core” in the coming weeks. According to 3B Laura Sofia Manjarres Espitia´s parents “In a practical manner, while studying the English vocabulary, Laura gave various examples of harmony and system and of the relationship between people and things. Laura now distinguishes and associates the elements that make up the systems in her surroundings (…)”.
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