Reflection: Real World Applications Hunting for Snow: Presentation Day - Section 1: Who Wants to Go First???


OK... this lesson didn't go nearly as well as I had planned.  My school's technology did not cooperate very well and Internet access was SO slow!  That combined with my students' lack of research skills made this project extremely difficult.  In fact, I only had one student present a project of any quality.  Most were unfinished as they were unable to find the necessary materials.  

In this lesson, I stayed hands off or I would have been finding and printing everything which wasn't what I was trying to assess.  I was trying to see if they could research something specific both images and information.  The photo I've included is the only successful project done. 

Now, even though things didn't go as I had planned, the lesson wasn't a total loss.  The trial and error of searching, helped my students understand the process of research on a deeper level.  It also allowed me to give instruction in that area as students came across problems.  It served as a reminder that sometimes it takes baby steps to get students where you want them to be.  This project was just too big of a jump.  

I am going to teach this lesson again because the students liked it and it is valuable.  I'm just going to let it run in the background while we move on with the Snowflake Bentley unit and I'm going to have them use my classroom computers instead of the laptop carts that were slow and uncooperative.  

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Hunting for Snow: Presentation Day

Unit 13: Let It Snow!! Analyzing Snowflake Bentley
Lesson 12 of 13

Objective: SWBAT present their research findings to their classmates.

Big Idea: Being able to conduct research and effectively present the findings are necessary skills for students to have.

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