Reflection: Student Grouping External Parts - Section 3: Soaring to New Heights (Exploration)


Science Practice #8 calls for students to communication with others.  This means that my young scientists need to be working in collaborative groups to share their observations.  They also need to agree and disagree with each other (Science Practice #6 Engaging in Argument from Evidence).  As I was circulating, I came across two groups who needed help with communication.

In video #1, the students were working.  But, they were working independently!  This caused one friend to get off-task.  I opened their lines of communication and conversation.

In video #2, one student dominated the group.  This led to another friend writing gibberish just to keep up, and then giving up and playing with nearby items.  We talked about how you help one another when you work in a group.  Also, check out how this group used check marks to show that they verified their work!

  Student Grouping: Working together collaboratively
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External Parts

Unit 2: Birds of a Feather Flock Together
Lesson 2 of 16

Objective: SWBAT describe external parts of birds.

Big Idea: Head, shoulders, knees and toes! To meet standard 1-LS1-1, the first step is defining and understanding external parts. Let's boogie!

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