I had always asked students to write down their off topic, or “will be covered soon” questions in their notebooks. But, those questions quickly move out of sight and out of mind. This year I added a digital parking lot for these ideas in google docs. Students have access to a shared doc with all of these questions, and can add more at anytime. One question added today was… If I open a jar in outer space, close it and bring it back to earth, what would happen?
Considering that we cover gas laws in the next unit, we won’t have to wait long!