Reflection: Developing a Conceptual Understanding The Wonders of the Rain Forest - Section 3: Explore/Explanation


The reason I have the students keep notes with the book and the video is for many different reasons.  I would like them to develop note-taking skills that will be necessary in the older grades via teacher information or through media.  I also love the idea of them keeping the notes within a structure, which would be the organizer.  With each animal that they write down they are constantly thinking back, what classification would this fall under?  Does it have identifiable characteristics?  What would those characteristics be?  By having the children use this graphic organizer they can visualize the breakdown of the animal world and yet see it as a whole.  I want to develop future scientists where those observation and classification skills are necessary and paramount.

  Why Did I Use This Organizer?
  Developing a Conceptual Understanding: Why Did I Use This Organizer?
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The Wonders of the Rain Forest

Unit 4: The Wonderful Biodiversity of Life
Lesson 4 of 17

Objective: The SWBAT tell about 3 plants and 3 animals that live in the rain forest.

Big Idea: The rain forest has a plethora of life that is unlike any other habitat!

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Science, second grade, rain forest
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