EDCI 557 Lesson Plan Bees Grade level: 2nd grade
EDCI 557 Lesson PlanBeesGrade level: 2nd grade
Haley Jo Carr
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Unit Title: The Different Types of BeesGrade: 2Topic/Subject Areas: Bees Key Words: Hive, Drone, Queen, WorkerDesigned By: Haley Jo CarrTime Frame: 1 day
This exciting lesson is on the different types of bees that exist in a hive. These bees include the worker bee, the drone bee and the queen bee. Each bee has very specific and important job inside and outside the hive. To begin with, the teacher will read the book Busy Buzzy Bees to the class as a whole. Next the students will be placed in three separate centers which will rotate every twenty minutes. Center 1 will be re-reading the book on bees and creating a chart showing the different jobs of the different types of bees. Center 2 will be developing a story about there favorite types of bee. The story will be based on a day in the life of a bee. Center 3 will be at the classroom computers where they will use http://jaycut.com/users/hjcarr-0 to develop a video on what they have learned about bees. This video will include the different types of bees and there jobs. There will be a before and after lesson activity that the students will complete. The students will be give a multiple-choice questionnaire for the before activity to gain where the students are with their knowledge of bees. Also, the teacher will give a tutorial of the technology they will be using and show them step by step what will take place. For the after activity, the students will go to the classroom blog at http://hjcarr.edublogs.org/ Next they will answer questions on the blog to show that they have learned.
Stage One: Identify Desired Results
Established Goals:To learn the different types of bees in a hiveTo learn the different jobs of bees in a hive What understandings are desired?The students will understand that:Every hive has a family of bees and there are different types of bees in hive. These bees include drone bees, worker bees, and the queen bee. Also, the jobs of the different bees vary. The queen bee is the head bee and she lays the eggs. The drone bees are the male bee and they are used to mate with the queen bee. Lastly, the Worker bee takes care of all the chores and collects the pollen and honey.
Stage One: Identify Desired Results
What essential questions will be considered?1. What are the different types of bee in a hive?2. What are the jobs of the drone bee?3. What are the jobs of a queen bee?4. What are the jobs of a worker bee?What key knowledge and skills will students acquire as a result of this unit?Students will know-That there are different types of bees that live in a hive that keeps it going-That each bee has a specific job around the hive.Student will be able to -List the different types of bees that live in a hive.-Be able to name the jobs of the different types of bees on a class.Use technology to decipher the different types of bees and their jobs
Stage 2: Determine acceptable Evidence
What evidence will show that students understand?Performance Tasks:-In one of the centers, the student will develop a video that describes the different types of bees.-The students will recall information that they learned from the book and in class.-The student will know how to enter www.jaycut.com and develop their video then post it to share.-The teacher will grade the videos with a rubric to show if the students developed an understanding of bees.
Other Evidence: Work samples for the bee jobs chart from Center 1 Rubric from the bee story the students create from Center 2Students Self-Assessment and Reflection:The students will create a story showing what they know about bees and share it with others in the center.The students will create a video and share it with the students in the center. Then they will share their own thoughts on how they will use tools like the video they created outside the classroom.
Stage 3- Plan Learning Experiences and Instruction
Center 1- Bee Jobs Chart
Overview: The student will be introduced to bees by a story the teacher reads to them entitled Busy Buzzy Bees. Next the teacher will divide the student into three separate centers. With this center, the student will have the opportunity to take another view of the story and then use a chart to tell the different jobs that the different bees have.
Objectives:1. Develop abilities necessary to conduct scientific investigations. (Science)b. Compare, sort, and group objects according to two or more attributes. (DOK 2)
Bee Activity Sheet
Center 2: Bee Story
Overview: The student will be introduced to bees by a story the teacher reads to them entitled Busy Buzzy Bees. Next the teacher will divide the student into three separate centers. With this center, the student will have the opportunity to develop a story on a type of bee of their choice. They must mention which type of bee it is and what jobs they have around the hive. They will then draw a picture representing the story. The teacher will take up the stories and grade them with a rubricObjectives:1. Develop abilities necessary to conduct scientific investigations. (Science)b. Compare, sort, and group objects according to two or more attributes. (DOK 2)2. The student will apply strategies and skills to comprehend, respond to, interpret, or evaluate a variety of texts of increasing length, difficulty, and complexity. (Language Arts)d. The student will analyze, interpret, compare, or respond to increasingly complex literary text, literary nonfiction, and informational text, citing text- based evidence. (DOK 3)1) Interpret text through moving, drawing, speaking, acting, or singing.
Bee Story Activity Sheet
Bee Story Rubric
Center 3: Bee Video
Overview: The student will be introduced to bees by a story the teacher reads to them entitled Busy Buzzy Bees. Next the teacher will divide the student into three separate centers. With this center, the student will have the opportunity to develop a video, which describes the different types of bees in a hive and their individual jobs. The student will have the opportunity to develop and share their videos with others if they choose. The teacher will use a rubric to grade the video to see if they developed a good understanding of bees.Objectives:1. Develop abilities necessary to conduct scientific investigations. (Science)b. Compare, sort, and group objects according to two or more attributes. (DOK 2)1.Creativity and Innovation (ISTE)Students demonstrate creative thinking, construct knowledge, an develop innovated products, and processes using technology. Student:a. Apply existing knowledge to generate new ideas, products or processes.6. Technology Operations and ConceptsStudents demonstrate a sound understanding of technology concepts, systems, and operations. a. Understand and use technology systems
Bee Video Rubric
Written by: Karen Wallace
Before Lesson Activity
Class blog http://hjcarr.edublogs.org/