Then we posed the following question; If you could learn about anything you wanted, what would you learn about? They wrote and drew about some of the things they were interested in.
We put them into squads with an adult team leader to help them talk with each other about their passions and what they could investigate in more detail.
Then they decided on one passion to explore and research in depth. Every student added their chosen passion on our "wonder wall".
Students got right to work enthusiastically resreaching their topics using books from the library and the internet.
In the end we gathered some materials for them and sent them home with bags full of stuff to help them continue to explore their passions over a "steam"y summer!