Reflection: Checks for Understanding Investigating Crayfish Behavior - Section 4: Sharing and Closing


I find that taking 5-10 after every science session accomplishes many criteria.  First, and most importantly, it allows students to communicate their learning, and at times, engage in debate over data or ideas. (SP6, SP7, SP8)

One of the topics that came up in our sharing was that 2 different crayfish behaved in different ways to the same stimulus.  This allowed us to begin thinking about variables and the validity of tests in science. This conversation would not have happened had we not shared out. 

Sharing also allows students to clarify their thinking, by questioning each other and forming thoughts that are communicated in ways others will understand.  It has always been my belief that students that can explain, understand at a deep level. 

  Why Share After Every Lesson?
  Checks for Understanding: Why Share After Every Lesson?
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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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