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Students will interact with a mystery box with "mystery internal contents." Through a general inquiry process, they will attempt to determine it's contents without seeing the materials. The general steps are below: 1) Generate ideas with the mystery box 2) Share out ideas in a Poster Session/Gallery Walk 3) Recreate your box with limited materials 4) Discuss how this represents geologic ways of thinking Metacognitive components of the activity There are multiple opportunities for student reflection throughout the activity in order to reflect on their learning and their confidence level. Metacognitive goals for this activity: Assist students in connecting their own ways of thinking (habits of mind) with those of a geoscientist. Assessing students' metacognition Students who actively engage with content are more likely to be able to visualize the content goals and reflection is an important way for students to clarify their own meaning making process.
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