Reflection: Flexibility Centipedes and Millipedes - Section 2: Explore: Centipedes and Millipedes

 

I often print out organizers such as the one below instead of having students write in their science notebooks for a very simple reason.  It makes it easier for me to look at their work.  When I plan out my lessons I always check to make sure that students are spending the bulk of their instructional time on the lesson's goals.  If a student spends one-third of the lesson trying to figure out how to format their notes, they aren't focused on the learning objective, I can't read their work as easily, and it can lead to frustration.  It's important for students to learn to organize their notes, and I have them write in science journals the majority of the time, but in this lesson I wanted them focused on key ideas, not setting up their paper.  This page isn't intended to be used as a stand-alone "worksheet".  It is, instead, a tool to help students organize their ideas about the life cycles of two animals and to reflect on similarities and differences between their life cycle physcial and behavioral characteristics.

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Centipedes and Millipedes

Unit 11: Life Cycles
Lesson 3 of 7

Objective: Students will compare and contrast millipedes and centipedes with a focus on the similarities between their life cycles.

Big Idea: Centipedes, millipedes, spiders, and snails are extremely different animals yet share basic life cycle characteristics.

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Science, Life Span, life expectancy, life
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