Helping Students Think for Themselves

With simple and clear learning prompts, students were cut loose to discover through news and internet sources details and facts about Hurricane Harvey that organically stimulated their curiosities about aspects of the natural disaster of most interest to them.

19 Trillion Gallons of Water

For example; three of our students (in photo above) became intrigued to know what 19 trillion gallons of water could be compared to and discovered in their search that 19 trillion gallons of water would fill:

  1. 235 Million Swimming Pools
  2. 460 Billion Bath Tubs
  3. 260 Million households would need 1 year to use up 19 trillion gallons of water

According to Huffington Post “Schools should teach kids to think, not memorize.” Read more.