Reflection: Discourse and Questioning STEM Lab: Designing a Feeder - Section 3: Think


One of the strategies that I have found really helpful when planning for the STEM lab is to think ahead of time about which parts I will guide the discourse for and which parts of the lesson the students can navigate on their own or with a partner. I feel like identifying the problem is really important because it gives purpose to the work, so we typically talk about it as a whole group. Listen as my students work on identifying the problem.

  Discourse and Questioning: Identifying the Problem
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STEM Lab: Designing a Feeder

Unit 6: Living Organisms - Stewardship
Lesson 5 of 6

Objective: SWBAT use the engineering design cycle to plan how to create a bird feeder.

Big Idea: It's getting cold! Birds need to eat, too!

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Science, recycling, First Grade, 1.L.2.2 Summarize the basic needs of a variety of different animals (including air, water, and food) for energy and growth. , 1.L.1.1 Recognize that plants and animals need air, water, light (plants only), space, food, and shelter , 1.L.1.3 Summarize ways that humans protect their environment and/or improve conditions for the growth of the plants and animals that live there (e.g., reuse or recycle products to avoid littering)., living organisms
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