Reflection: Rigor On the Hunt Part 1: Webs - Section 2: Activity


Note: this reflection is about On the Hunt Part 1 and Part 2

As part of the next lesson, students will complete a scavenger hunt to find spiders they will then have to identify.  Following that activity, students let me know that they thought it would be awesome to combine the information on webs into that activity.  

I have some ideas on how I plan to do this next time.  I want to include examples of different web types for students to identify and answer questions about (When students scan the QR code I can have a photo with questions for them questions to answer.  I don't know if there is some technology that I can use so they can type in their answers to get immediate feedback but I am sure there must be - when I hear back from my tech director on this I will update here).  The questions will focus on items such as

  • is this web type in the proper location? 
  • could a black widow be found in this web?
  • name the type of web this is?

I am very excited to extend this activity based on their feedback and the fact that they had ideas indicates how engaged they were in the process!  

  Don't Underestimate Student Suggestions
  Rigor: Don't Underestimate Student Suggestions
Loading resource...

On the Hunt Part 1: Webs

Unit 5: Biodiversity and Spiders
Lesson 5 of 9

Objective: SWBAT explain how the large variety of web types is evidence that there is great diversity in the spider population.

Big Idea: Students put their field journal skills to the test as they document evidence of spiders within their home and school environments.

  Print Lesson
5 teachers like this lesson
sheet weaver spider web
Similar Lessons
Desert Dwellers (2 Day Lesson)
6th Grade Science » Zoology
Big Idea: Wildlife populations are not static. They constantly fluctuate in response to a variety of stimulating and limiting factors. Populations of animals are continually changing in order to maintain equilibrium in an ecosystem.
Scottsdale, AZ
Environment: Suburban
Melodie Brewer
Endangered Species - A Multiday Project
7th Grade Science » Interdependence of Organisms
Big Idea: Project based learning as a way to promote deeper learning and to develop the skills needed for success in college, career and civic life.
San Jose, CA
Environment: Suburban
Mariana Garcia Serrato
Population Size
7th Grade Science » Ecosystems: Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics
Big Idea: Students explore how environmental factors put limits on population sizes.
Los Angeles, CA
Environment: Urban
John Cerezo
Something went wrong. See details for more info
Nothing to upload