Reflection: Checks for Understanding Animals communicate with sound - Section 4: Closing


In this lesson, I use science journals for two different purposes.  The first purpose is as a note-taking tool during a video.  I have taught students previously that notes should jog the memory of the note-taker, so they do not need to be in complete sentences.  I model taking notes on the easel, and my notes include key words and pictures.  To maximize student success, I pause the video after key details and have students restate them to one another.  Then, they record.

The second purpose of the science journal in this lesson is as a formative assessment.  After the lesson, students choose one animal, synthesize the new information they have learned, and share a fact that amazed them about how the animal communicates with sound.

  Checks for Understanding: Purpose of journals
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Animals communicate with sound

Unit 4: Light and Sound
Lesson 8 of 18

Objective: SWBAT retell key details about how animals communicate with sound over distances.

Big Idea: Echo (echo)! Animals communicate with sound too, from echoes to songs. Check out some awesome animals use sound to say hello!

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