Reflection: Developing a Conceptual Understanding Biodiversity of the Woodlands - Section 3: Explore/Explain


The reason I have the students keep notes on this organizer 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.

  Classification Organizers
  Developing a Conceptual Understanding: Classification Organizers
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Biodiversity of the Woodlands

Unit 4: The Wonderful Biodiversity of Life
Lesson 10 of 17

Objective: SWBAT list 3 animals and 3 plants that live in the woodlands.

Big Idea: Many special and unique plants and animals live in the woodlands.

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Science, biodiversity , second grade, woodland
  65 minutes
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