Reflection: Rigor Investigating Crayfish Behavior - Section 2: Mini Lesson


I chose to create and use the graphic organizer for the questions and observations carefully.  It is important for students to begin working, in detail, with organization.  Graphic organizers help students frame their thinking, which is helpful when increasing rigor. 

Students had to create questions, based on past observations and work with crayfish structure. The rigor is in determining if their "wondering" is a testable notion.  The graphic organizer prompts them to keep it on task and reminds them that they will have to be able to "observe" the behaviors. 

This form also keeps students accountable for accomplishing a certain amount of work in a given time frame. 

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  Rigor: Graphic Organizers
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Investigating Crayfish Behavior

Unit 3: Structures of Life: Crayfish
Lesson 4 of 7

Objective: Students will be able to create investigations about, and gather data from, crayfish behavior.

Big Idea: Simply watching crayfish and gathering data through careful observation are different skills. Students will delight in thinking of experiments to carry out in order to observe crayfish in this lesson.

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Science, behavior data, investigation, recording data
  55 minutes
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