As with doing anything for the first time, our science stations weren't entirely perfect; however, we felt it was pretty successful overall with being engaging, collaborative, interesting, and most of all educational!
Check out the pictures below, many of which were taken by Caitlyn, and feel free to ask us any questions or leave us a comment. Thanks for reading!
|In this station, we observed different bird feathers to help us explore how different types of feathers help birds survive. Here, we are placing droplets of water on different types of bird feathers.|
As we investigated the different bird feathers, we used the chart above to record our observations.
|Here, we're measuring bird feathers and observing |
how different types of feathers react to wind.
|In this station, we used the Smartboard, computers, and books to find vertebrates and classify them into one of the five vertebrate classes based on their characteristics. Online, we mainly used this website to classify animals. |
As far as books, we used our Life Science textbook and about a half-dozen other books on animals we had in our classroom library.
As we identified vertebrates online and in books, we used this chart
to classify the animals based on the characteristics of their vertebrate class.
Station #3: Learning Highlights