Reflection: Connection to Prior Knowledge Life cycle of an Animal - Section 1: Engage


Since this lesson is the second on life cycles, it is appropriate for the kids to start the lesson with engagement and exploration. The engagement and exploration in this lesson elicits the prior knowledge gained in the previous lesson.

This is important because it creates a situation where the kids have to utilize information they've gained in previous lessons. This brings prior knowledge to the working memory. Doing this repeatedly will allow the kids to "own" the information and store it in their long term memory.

  Starting with Engagement
  Connection to Prior Knowledge: Starting with Engagement
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Life cycle of an Animal

Unit 2: Walking alive...or not???
Lesson 5 of 6

Objective: SWBAT independently explain the life cycle of an animal by creating and using a circular flow chart.

Big Idea: This lesson introduces students to the cycle of an animal. It is a foundational lesson for future life science studies.

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