Reflection: Rules and Consequences What is an Entomologist? - Section 3: Observations

 

During a gallery walk, it is really important that the students are engaged in the process and the outcome.Therefore, you should make sure that you set boundaries and also explain to students the purpose of the walk.  It is important for students to know that they may need to do something with the information that they are gathering. Otherwise, they may think it is just for fun.

Having a very clear set of expectations during such an activity is so important.

Doing gallery walks is something that my class does quite often so they have learned exactly what I am looking for during this time and they know that the expectation is that they are to participate fully.

Unfortunately, I did not think to take a video of our gallery walk.  However, there are examples on YouTube as well as TeacherTube that not only show students in action, but give you very detailed steps in implementing the process.  There are a lot of ideas on how to do it.

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What is an Entomologist?

Unit 7: Insects
Lesson 1 of 8

Objective: Students experience what it is like to be an entomologist by collecting samples of insects on the playground.

Big Idea: Students explore the wide world of entomology and learn that scientists refer to bugs as insects!

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Science, Science Skills, nature, science journals, insects, insects
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