Science Rocks! Creating Conceptual Knowledge with Animoto Videos:
6th - 12th Grades
Searching for ideas on how to implement Common Core literacy into your Science curriculum? Common Core State Standards require literacy teaching not only for English language arts (ELA) but also in History/Social Studies, Science, and Technical Subjects.
Science Rocks! Creating Conceptual Knowledge with Animoto Videos is an exciting, technology-based, hands on project that provides your students with opportunities to acquire literacy learning skills - while also reinforcing the Science concepts they need to learn.
This 58 page bundle of teacher and student resources, handouts, printables, and activities include detailed, step-by-step instructions and screenshots on creating a video using the online program Animoto, how to information on registering for a free Educator’s account with Animoto and how to set up your student accounts, Student Username and Password Account slips template, daily teacher’s pacing guide with specific instructions and resources included to teach the unit with no additional purchases, information and links for Animoto smartphone apps for schools who have implemented BYOD (Bring Your Own Device).
Science Rocks also includes the following editable student templates: Create a Music Video based on a Science Topic project description and criteria handout, Rate that Movie! student slips and classroom activity, Animoto Science Image and Keyword Planning handouts, Science Concept Map Planning Template, Animoto Video Analysis worksheets, Creating a Video Based on a Science Topic Grading Rubric, and more!
Science Rocks! Creating Conceptual Knowledge with Animoto Music Videos also includes online access to two digital resources essential to creating student videos:
Link to 50+ sample Student Science Videos created using Animoto to use for examples and motivation
and Symbaloo Science Images Webmix of 52+ Copyright Free Science Image, Pics, and Graphics websites.
With this teaching packet of student resources you will be reinforcing Common Core ELA Reading Standards Key Ideas and Details and Integration of Knowledge and Ideas:
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RST.6-8.7 Integrate quantitative or technical information expressed in words in a text with a version of that information expressed visually (e.g., in a flowchart, diagram, model, graph, or table)
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RST.6-8.3 Follow precisely a multistep procedure when carrying out experiments, taking measurements, or performing technical tasks.
Students will engage in one of the most important Taxonomy Levels of learning - Creating Conceptual Knowledge. This resource bundle guides students through the process of making connections between science terms, organizing their thoughts, visualizing the re¬lationships between key concepts in a systematic way, and reflecting on their understanding.
Sample topics included in this packet are Cells, Natural Disasters, Natural Selection, Renewable Resources, Diseases, Biomes, Solar System, Human Body Systems, Geology, Matter, Scientific Procedure, Elements, Physics, Earth Science, Water Cycle, and many more!
This can be used with any Science unit as an assessment tool or as a motivating teacher resource to visually introduce students to a new Science Unit of Study.