Reflection: Student Grouping Salmon Body Structures - A Fish Dissection - Section 1: Expectations Review


Team work is essential to success in the dissection lab, so I create student groups thoughtfully to help maximize student success. To create groups, I consider each student's classroom behavior, leadership skills, and comfort with speaking to peers. In each group, I try to include at least one student with strong leadership skills so that they can help keep the team on-task and collaborating. I also try to ensure that there is no more than one student who struggles with behavior issues in each group. This helps the team to be more successful by minimizing distractions in the learning environment. Lastly, I try to include students with a variety of speaking and listening skills. It is my goal to create teams that are capable of engaging in a lively discussion.   

  Creating Dissection Teams
  Student Grouping: Creating Dissection Teams
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Salmon Body Structures - A Fish Dissection

Unit 8: Salmon
Lesson 4 of 9

Objective: SWBAT identify the external and internal anatomical structures of Pacific Salmon. SWBAT safely engage in an animal dissection.

Big Idea: Identifying the body structures of animals can help scientists determine the behavior and habitat of animals.

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Science, Biology / Life Science, anatomy, life cycle, Salmon, structure, Dissection
  60 minutes
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