Reflection: Checks for Understanding On the Hunt Part 1: Webs - Section 3: Wrap-up


It is important to identify as early as possible that students are learning what they need to know to be successful.  At this point students should understand what biodiversity means and that there are many types of spiders, each with its own style and characteristics.  Students must develop this understanding before they can determine the importance of spiders to the ecosystem as well as develop plans for maintaining that biodiversity, both key parts of the final assessment.

This type of free response allows students to put their understanding in their own words allowing for all levels of students to be successful.  Student misconceptions can be added into future lessons or discussed with individual students to help get all students on the same learning path.

  Formative Assessment
  Checks for Understanding: Formative Assessment
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On the Hunt Part 1: Webs

Unit 5: Biodiversity and Spiders
Lesson 5 of 9

Objective: SWBAT explain how the large variety of web types is evidence that there is great diversity in the spider population.

Big Idea: Students put their field journal skills to the test as they document evidence of spiders within their home and school environments.

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