How and Why Do Theories Evolve?

Bridgette Byrd O’Connor, BHP Team Louisiana, USA Students ask questions… they ask a lot of questions! Answering them or guiding students to find those answers is part of our job as teachers. Many BHP student questions have to do with the key point in the driving question for driving question (DQ) for Unit 5: How … Continue reading How and Why Do Theories Evolve?

Big Q Teacher Takes: Unit 3: How can looking at the same information from different perspectives pave the way for progress?

BHP Team Washington, USA Note from the BHP Team: In this month’s Big Question article, “Yes, We Learn About the Periodic Table in History. No, You’re Not in the Wrong Class,” veteran BHP teacher Rachel Hansen takes us through best practices for bringing the art of inquiry to life in Unit 3 of the Big … Continue reading Big Q Teacher Takes: Unit 3: How can looking at the same information from different perspectives pave the way for progress?

Changing Your Mind

Rachel Hansen, BHP Teacher Iowa, USA I bet Galileo threw his hands in the air at least a few times during his nine years of house arrest. The Roman Inquisition sentenced him to lifetime imprisonment after finding him guilty of heresy. What had Galileo done to deserve such a punishment? He made a claim ⎼ … Continue reading Changing Your Mind