DinoDiane’s ‘EdVentures’ bring fun, interactive excitement to your teaching in this Classifying Seashells MiniUnit. Now, you can have fun with your students and all of those seashells you've collected on your beach vacations. Have your students add their own vacation momentos to the class collection to learn about Gastropod (snails) and Pelecypod (bivalves) morphology and classifying. A great addition to your introduction to the Nature of Science and its scientific processes that has students genuinely looking forward to your class every day.
This four-day MiniUnit includes a cooperative learning, ‘hands-on discovery’ activity along with detailed, step-by-step lesson plans on classifying, predator-prey relationships, defense mechanisms, invertebrate behavior and binomial nomenclature. This fun MiniUnit ends with a creative Gallery Walk and Design-A-Seashell science art contest.
Created by an award-winning Master Science Teacher, recipient of the Silver Apple Award and SRP Teacher of the Year Award, the series offers an investigative approach, so that students can experience and learn scientific principles for themselves. Utilizing critical, creative and reflective thinking skills activities, along with interactive, cooperative learning strategies, students take real ownership for their learning.
Complete with easy-to-follow lesson plans detailing step-by-step procedures for every minute of the period for middle and high school science. Lessons even include ‘teacher talk’, so, you can relax and enjoy connecting with your students in a meaningful and rewarding way. Perfect for homeschoolers too!
Every lesson offers a PowerPoint Presentation for ‘Bell Work’ for the first 5 minutes of class, ‘Vocabulary’ that meets the core standards, ‘Interactive Teacher Mini-lessons’, ‘Student Work Activities’, ‘Closure’ and ‘Reflect Time’ for the last 10 minutes of class. Everything you need to submit to your administrators!
This exciting EdVenture Unit includes:
EdVenture Lesson Plans – 16 pages
PowerPoint Presentation – 15 slides
Classifying Seashells Activity
Mollusks Behavior/Predator-Prey Relationships Video
Invertebrate Anatomy Video
Gallery Walk/Science Art Contest
This MiniUnit is included in the 4 weeks unit entitled 'Nature of Science EdVenture' along with many more interactive, cooperative learning, 'hands-on' discovery activities exploring the scientific processes and the scientific method.
A great way to start off the year or to interject anytime throughout the year!
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