Reflection: Discourse and Questioning Investigating Crayfish Behavior - Section 1: Question


Science is questioning.  Therefore, I work to begin every lesson with a question that will anchor, or guide, our work for the day.  Usually, the questions are more about what scientists do, rather than about the content information.

This is purposeful.  Students, working through the lens of a careful scientist, will be able to explore and learn about all curricular content.  Questioning, stating claims based on evidence, and revising thought through debate and research are skills that make a strong learner in any area. 

  Beginning With a Question
  Discourse and Questioning: Beginning With a Question
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Investigating Crayfish Behavior

Unit 3: Structures of Life: Crayfish
Lesson 4 of 7

Objective: Students will be able to create investigations about, and gather data from, crayfish behavior.

Big Idea: Simply watching crayfish and gathering data through careful observation are different skills. Students will delight in thinking of experiments to carry out in order to observe crayfish in this lesson.

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Science, behavior data, investigation, recording data
  55 minutes
crayfish in cup
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