Science Lesson Reflection Laura Junker *Dorea’s suggestions are in orange
Driving Question • “How do milkweeds survive?” • Incorporate chants/poems/songs
Scientists’ Science and I-AIM • Primarily exploring and discussing • Reviewed ideas at the end • Students shared predictions, observations, and reasoning
Scientific Practices • Students made predictions, observations, and reflected upon their predictions and observations • Make connections between predictions and observations
Questions and Responding • Built on student responses • Use scientific terminology • Allow students to share their own experiences and stories • Talk more about observations in and out of the classroom
Student Needs & Accommodations • Many visual aids and videos • “While you watch this, be thinking…” • Constant review of terminology • Other scientific words • Scientists Entomologists
Lesson Closing • Clearly stated questions • Reviewed new vocabulary • Added ideas to “What We Learned” board • Connect to insects they have seen or know • What features do they have? • What is their habitat? • What do they need to survive?
Learning Goals and Assessment • Learning goals were stated and explained at the beginning of the lesson • Reinforced student learning individually, small group, and whole group • This can be incorporated among different areas of curriculum • Writing • Centers • Math • Social studies • Read alouds To provide additional opportunities to extend the concepts.
Preparation • Prepared vials with milkweeds ahead of class • Created lab report and powerpoint • Found videos ahead of time
Management and Safety • Students were given clear expectations • Handling milkweeds • Think about ways students might be able to take roles in setting up materials, etc.
Teachable Moments • Referring back to scientific words • Allowing and supporting students to make connections from previous lessons • What experiences have the students had with insects • Where have the seen them (habitat) • Providing more opportunity for students to share their own stories or “scientific observations”