Reflection: Developing a Conceptual Understanding Ladybug Investigation - Section 5: Class Discussion/Wrap Up

 

Having the ladybugs in the habitat, out and accessible, made a huge difference in the level of engagement of my students. They looked forward to watching them everyday and journaling about what they saw, more than one student remarked, " This is just like what scientists do!". I could have left the habitat up on a shelf, or where students could not touch the habitat, but that would have hindered their learning process, they needed to have it accessible and this gave them a true sense of how scientists observe animal behavior. 

  Watching specimens never gets old.
  Developing a Conceptual Understanding: Watching specimens never gets old.
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Ladybug Investigation

Unit 14: Ladybugs
Lesson 4 of 5

Objective: Form a hypothesis on what will happen when ladybugs find a new source of food.

Big Idea: Scientists observe organisms in order to learn from them.

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Science, hypothesis (Scientific Method), survival, insects, Writing Informative Text, investigation, prediction, observations, life cycles
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