Reflection: Intrinsic Motivation Solving a Real-World Problem: Researching and Drawing a Diagram - Section 2: Note Taking and Planning


This is nothing more rewarding that seeing a project you've designed come to fruition. It just so happened that this year our school playground is going to be renovated and a committee is receiving feedback from the community. This lesson gives students an opportunity to use the knowledge they've learned in science and the information they collected through note taking to make real suggestions that might effect the creation of their very own playground. 

As we developed ideas for a wildlife friendly school yard, we actually looked out side the windows and paid special attention to open areas when we were out side for recess. Their diagrams and explanation were thorough because they actually wanted their ideas to be heard and had a real chance that they might be.

  Planning for the Future
  Intrinsic Motivation: Planning for the Future
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Solving a Real-World Problem: Researching and Drawing a Diagram

Unit 5: ELA Through Environmental Science
Lesson 8 of 9

Objective: SWBAT research a solution to a problem and draw a diagram to show solutions.

Big Idea: Students research how to bring wildlife to a school yard and develop solutions.

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English / Language Arts, Nonfiction (Reading), Comprehension (Reading), 4th grade, diagram, note taking, synthesis, Fourth Grade, demonstrating, diagramming, environment
  25 minutes
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