Reflection: Intervention and Extension Are We Going Bananas? - Section 2: Bananas!


When I notice that kids are not interacting in the manner that I expect young scientists to model, i intervene with first assessing their understanding of what they understood that they needed to do. This is both a good way of practicing intervention and a way for students to grow socially as they learn to work in groups. I have found usually that it is those students who are so excited about what is going on ( especially in this experiment) that they miss details that focus them on the driving question. I sit with them and help them focus, readjust and guide them to understanding.

  Intervention and Extension: Gradual Intervention
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Are We Going Bananas?

Unit 7: Animals: Structures and Processess
Lesson 5 of 13

Objective: Students understand the trait of what it means to be cold blooded.

Big Idea: Using bananas, students measure temperature after the banana has been exposed to heat and cold in order to understand what it means to be "cold blooded."

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Science, bar graph, temperature, Cold Blooded, trait, Agricultural science, banana, adaptation, structures, adaptations of animals, animal
  55 minutes
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