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Students input their butterfly life cycle research summary here with the help of a graphic organizer

Subjects:

Computers & Internet, Science  

Grades:

2, 3  

Title – Butterfly Cycle
By – Agnes Peeples
Primary Subject – Science
Secondary Subjects – Computers / Internet
Grade Level – 2-3

Content:

  • Students will understand the life cycle of a butterfly.
  • They will record research on the butterflies.

Benchmarks:

      (LO) 111.2

 

      Organization of living things

 

    Describe life cycles of familiar organisms

Technology standard:

    Demonstrate proper care in the use of hardware, software, peripherals, and storage media.

Learning Resources and Materials:

  • Computer
  • Inspiration program (optional for the teacher’s use)
  • Graphic organizer
  • Pencil

Development of Lesson:

      Introduction:

        Students will be asked if they know where butterflies come from. Students will visit a specific site on the internet and research the life cycle of a butterfly.

 

        Students will show what they learned in their graphic organizers.

 

        Then they will write a short summary of the life cycle of a butterfly.

 

      Methods/Procedures:

        Students will be placed in groups of two for the internet research. A short discussion on what happens to a butterfly during its lifetime will be given. Students will visit one of two internet sites.

        Students will each write in their graphic organizers the correct life cycle of a butterfly.

 

        Lastly the students will give a summary of the butterfly cycle in their own words plus type and save it on the computer.

 

      Accommodations/Adaptations:

        Jeff (fictional student) has slow motor skills. He will be given one-on-one instructions at his speed. In addition, he will have two days to finish the assignment.

 

      Assessment/Evaluation:

        Checked on individual groups and assessed students by writing organization and group interaction.

 

        Students will be tested in two days on what they learned.

 

      Closure:

        5% of the students wanted to skip ahead to the internet research.

 

      95% of the students stayed involved

Teacher Reflection

      Students worked well in pairs.

 

    Follow-up with a trip to the Science Museum next week.

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