Reflection: Student Led Inquiry No Bones About It-What Do We Need for Strong Bones? - Section 3: Guided Practice


There are those moments in teaching when everything falls into place and you deliver a lesson that you really feel good about.  The students really enjoyed it and they really seemed to grasp the concept.  The lesson was life-science focused, but it also allowed my students to get exposed to a little engineering.  They had so much fun!

I measured the success of the lesson through one of my English Language Learners.  This little boy came up to the Smartboard and pushed the button on the randomizer.  It came up with a donut.  I was wondering if he was going to be excited about getting a donut.  Who wouldn't want a donut???  It was so adorable, he looked at me and said..."ohhh no...donut."  He knew that the donut would not get him any calcium to strengthen his group's bone.

It is so important to make science come alive for our learners, especially kindergarteners.  Activities like this one help abstract concepts become concrete.

  Sometimes It All Falls Into Place
  Student Led Inquiry: Sometimes It All Falls Into Place
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No Bones About It-What Do We Need for Strong Bones?

Unit 3: Exploring Nutrition
Lesson 7 of 9

Objective: Students will be able to demonstrate the importance of calcium in bone development by participating in an experiment.

Big Idea: Helping students to understand the importance of calcium in their diet becomes a fun activity in this hands-on lesson.

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Science, Nutrition, inquiry, food, bone
  42 minutes
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