Reflection: High Expectations How Do Animals Move? - Section 2: Engage:


Let's get moving!

Did you know that it is suggested that movement supports healthy brain development by improving memory, concentration and positive outlook?  By getting students out of their seats, teachers can encourage new levels of self-discovery and self-expression and increase student learning.

Mike Kuczala and James McCall suggest, 

"Dr. William Glasser, an expert on the subject of teaching, believes that learning behaviors are based on the basic human needs of survival, belonging, power, freedom, and fun. When we ignore these fundamental needs, we fail to meet the basic needs of our students and fail to engage them fully in the learning process."

So, I make a purpose of finding 60-90 seconds worth of movement activities and incorporate them into my lessons and let my students go! 

  High Expectations: Movement!
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How Do Animals Move?

Unit 4: Unit 4: Biomimicry
Lesson 5 of 17

Objective: SWBAT identify how animals use different body parts (structures) to move and survive in nature.

Big Idea: RUN! JUMP! SLITHER! Let's move like animals and learn how to survive in nature!

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Science, animal (Classification), observations, structure, function, animal
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