Life Cycle of Insects Interactive Notebooks Google BUNDLE for Distance Learning

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    The Life Cycle of Insects bundle contains three interactive digital notebooks are designed to support the Next Generation Science Standards for investigations of life cycles in third grade (3LS1.b). This Google Slides® life cycles bundle is a virtual lab for students to engage, explore, explain, elaborate and evaluate while engaged in the Science and Engineering Practices (SEP) of the NGSS.

    The project follows the 5-E model of science learning. Each slide is annotated with one of the behaviors of the 5-E model of instruction. Additionally, the slide is annotated with the specific SEP of the NGSS.


    ➜ Read Me File for EACH Digital Notebook with Teacher Instructions for downloading the Google Slides File

    ➜ A 16 Slide Google Slides Life Cycle of the Ladybug Project

    ➜ A 16 Slide Google Slides Life Cycle of the Ant Project

    ➜ A 16 Slide Google Slides Life Cycle of the Dragonfly Project

    ➜ Instructions for assigning the Google Slides File to students

    ➜ Suggestions for how to use a Digital Interactive Notebook with students

    ➜ Answer Keys

    ➜ Printable Note Taking Sheet for students

    ➜ Instructions on how to use the Google Slides file on other platforms such as OneDrive or SeeSaw and more

    ➜ Scoring Guides

    ➜ A list of Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts (3rd grade) (integrated into the project as well as the NGSS standards supported.

    ➜ Video Tutorial (link) for students to learn how to use the Digital Interactive Notebook

    ☆ See the individual descriptions for each of the Interactive Digital Notebooks. Each one is also sold separately.


    ✰ This project will save the teacher valuable time! All the images, video links, website links have been screened and gathered all in one place to make it easy to start teaching with the NGSS.

    ✰ The Google Slides file has already been created for you with support for the 5-E model and NGSS. Answer key and scoring guides also save teacher time and preparation.

    ✰ The project is paperless so no endless color copying! Also, there's no having to spend hours finding the resources (images, videos, websites) that are kid friendly while having accurate information.

    ✰ Just add your own print resources from your existing science curriculum or teacher created resources.

    ✰ The project is self-paced and open-ended.

    ✰ Easy to integrate with live science observations of Dragonflies! Teachers are encouraged to keep live Dragonflies in the classroom for more hands-on observation and data collection.

    ✰ Technology integration is being used to think critically, communicate, collaborate and create which are the Four Cs of 21st Century Learning.


    The Read Me file is a PDF document.Make sure you can open it.

    The Read Me file will have the link to the Google Slides file.

    You should have a Google Account.If not, create one ahead of time (it's free!)

    Links to the videos are YouTube videos. Make sure your district/school/classroom is not blocked from YouTube.


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    Total Pages
    16 Slides Each + support material
    Answer Key
    Teaching Duration
    1 month
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    to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
    Develop models to describe that organisms have unique and diverse life cycles but all have in common birth, growth, reproduction, and death. Changes organisms go through during their life form a pattern. Assessment of plant life cycles is limited to those of flowering plants. Assessment does not include details of human reproduction.
    Conduct short as well as more sustained research projects based on focused questions, demonstrating understanding of the subject under investigation.


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