Multimodal Mythbusters & Scientists


Group Projects

  1. With a partner, explore possible Mythbusters and experiments. Pick 2-3 that are most interesting to you Individually) and that you can get the supplies for.
  2. As a whole class, discuss the Multimodal Lab Template.
    • MultiModal Lab Investigation SAMPLE
    • Review multiple modes for communicating information
      • Imagine you are a person who lives in the Amazon Rainforest. Imagine you have never seen a motorcycle, bike or car before. Which mode is better to help you understand what a motorcycle is?
        • Definition: a two-wheeled vehicle that is powered by a motor and has no pedals
        • Image - Is a picture worth a thousand words?
        • Sound - What does audio convey that text and an image can't?
        • Video - What does video convey that text, an image or audio can't?
      • Imagine you are a 3rd/4th grade student who is going to do an experiment. Which is most helpful?
    • Discuss the benefits/drawbacks of video, audio, images, text within certain contexts
    • Discuss the benefit of combining those modes
  3. As a group of 3, create a new page using the desired template (see samples linked below, or revise to create your own)
    • Name it using this format Floating Needle - HGW1 RMC2 JMW11
    • Tag it "scimyth" and with each of your usernames
    • Select the Multimodal Lab Report template
  4. As a group, complete the investigative question, hypothesis, materials, procedures
  5. As a group read another group's hypothesis and use discussion tab to agree or politely disagree with their prediction. Posts should include reason(s) to support their agreement or disagreement.
  6. As a group, complete the MythBuster Project or Science Experiment. Record your work on their wiki page for their digital lab report, using selected modes of communication (audio, video, image, text...)
  7. As a group, post your results, analysis and conclusion on your wiki page using the most appropriate mode(s).
  8. Return to the page of the group you added a comment to for their hypothesis (step 5). Using the discussion tab on that team's page, students respond to each of the following questions: (make sure to include reasons/evidence to support your comments)
    • How do their results and conclusion compare to the predictions you made for their investigation?
    • In what way(s) does your team agree/disagree with their findings?
    • What could have influenced their results? (variables)
  9. Whole Class Reflection
    • What tools did groups use to complete their lab report?
    • What are the advantages/disadvantages of using different tools, in addition to text?