The 3rd grade students had already started their research in frames of the trans-disciplinary theme “How the world works” during the vacations. They had studied some materials and they had an approximate idea on the acquisition and use of energy and its types.
This week the students went on with their studies towards the discovery of the central concept “Energy can be converted and used for different purposes”. They tried to study the theme in terms of the concepts “function”, “reason” and “form” and formulate such questions, which could, in their opinion, promote the research. Despite some difficulties the students successfully carried out their task. They summed up the week with the definitions and pictures of energy according to their understanding.