This activity uses images from the “Image of the Week” collection on the BioInteractive website, which are available for download, to engage students in a wide variety of life and earth science phenomena. In the activity, groups of students observe a selection of images, pose questions on sticky notes as they rotate through the stations of images, and work through “could it be” explanations to begin addressing the questions. Several possible extension activities are provided for continuing the investigation and research of the phenomenon.
The curriculum standards connections are vast, as the images could be used to cover many different content areas and topics.
The Next Generation Science and Engineering Practices specifically incorporated into this activity are: