Reflection: Gradual Release What's the Buzz about BEEing a Scientist? - Section 3: Explore


When creating this unit, I made three different choices for observation charts.  The one I used had the most scaffolding.  It had all of the pollinators listed on each row.  In hind sight, I wish I would have used the paper without any pollinators listed since the children had a better grasp on the names of pollinators than I expected.  Plus one of the goals is to get the children to design their own investigations.  This would have been the perfect opportunity to let them do more on their own.  I will know for next year and I hope you learn from my mistake.

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What's the Buzz about BEEing a Scientist?

Unit 3: Pollination and Seed Dispersal
Lesson 4 of 12

Objective: The SWBAT form a hypothesis, chart observations and draw conclusions using their results.

Big Idea: A scientist is as busy as a bee! They make hypotheses, observe and chart. Then they check to see if their predictions were correct. We can do it, too!

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