Reflection: Flexibility Scientists Read for Information - Section 4: Exploration


I teach science in the afternoon, and some days seem longer than others!  During this lesson, students were calling out and quite wiggly.  So, I incorporated movement for them.  As we saw the elephant's trunk holding the food, we compared it to how we use our hands to eat food.  We mimicked the elephant's trunk with our arm.  Try using your arm to hold a hot dog and bring the hot dog to your mouth!  We continued mimicking the elephant throughout, wrapping our arms around each other, spraying dust on ourselves, and more!  

  A tired class
  Flexibility: A tired class
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Scientists Read for Information

Unit 1: Wiggly Scientists and Wiggly Worms
Lesson 6 of 13

Objective: SWBAT identify key details that support the author's point, "A trunk is a tool."

Big Idea: How do external parts help animals survive? Find out how an elephant's trunk helps it meet its needs, and how it learns these behaviors from its mom.

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