Reflection: Joy Living and Non-Living Safari - Section 2: Activity


In the middle of winter in Minnesota, the school days can get pretty long, especially when it is too cold to go outside and play.  That's why, I try to plan lessons that incorporate movement and activity whenever possible. 

The students really enjoyed the "safari" they went on today, complete with binoculars.  It was fun to see them so engaged in the learning.  They were up, out of their seats, moving and learning.  I know the concept that we reviewed stayed with the students because of the way it was presented.  When I referenced living and non-living in a later lesson, the students said, "We learned about that when we used our binoculars."  The kinesthetic and the cognitive merged.

I was very tempted to have the students keep the binoculars at school and come up with some other lessons that I could have used them for.  They were so excited about them, but I know they had just as much fun taking them home, making observations...practicing being scientists.

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Living and Non-Living Safari

Unit 3: Exploring Nutrition
Lesson 2 of 9

Objective: Students will be able to differentiate between things that are living and non-living by completing a scavenger hunt.

Big Idea: Differentiating between living and non-living things is a foundational life science skill. Students will have fun building their knowledge in this interactive lesson.

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Science, Nutrition, food, bone
  35 minutes
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