Part of Lesson Plan: Parturition and Related Problems
Activity Overview / Details
Before students enter the classroom place the "Student Mission" worksheet at each seat face down. As students enter the room remind them not to touch the paper at their seat.
Explain to students that the day is going to begin with a mission. Their mission is to find the gestation lengths of the species that are on the paper in front of them. The students will have 5 minutes to find the information and may use any classroom resource the teacher deems appropriate. (Internet, textbooks, hidden clues, etc.) This is a silent mission, the students may not talk to anyone else while on this mission. The student(s) that can correctly complete the most items will be rewarded with a piece of candy.
Be sure to allow only 5 minutes exactly for this mission. When the time is up, direct students back to their seat and instruct them to pass their paper to the right. At this point the teacher will share the correct answers by using PowerPoint Slides #2-3.
Determine which student(s) has completed the chart most correctly and reward them.
Materials / Resource
- Parturition slide show [ Download ] Presentation to be used with all parts of lesson.