This activity asks students to play the role of a scientist who is studying the components of a Bald Eagle’s diet. They will collect and record data by randomly pulling prey cards from an envelope. This data will be used to generate graphs and draw conclusions about what a Bald Eagle eats. Students will then compare these results with their classmates.
2 students per group
3.1, 3.7, 4.2, 5.2, 5.3, 7.2, 7.3
|Lesson Components||Time||Inquiry Skills||Tech. Used||Engage Level||Brief Description|
|Engage||5 min||3.1||Internet Video||2||Students watch a video and make observations of a Bald Eagle catching prey|
|Explore||20 min||3.1, 3.7, 4.2, 5.2||none||3||Students collect data by pulling prey cards to model what a Bald Eagle eats|
|Explain||10 min||7.2, 7.3||none||3||Students graph their data and draw conclusions about the type of animals a Bald Eagle eats.|
|Expand||5 min||5.3||none||2||Students discuss how they would expect the type of animals to change if the Eagle lived in a different habitat.|
|Evaluate||5 min||-||none||1||Students will complete a worksheet as they collect and graph their data.|
|Level of Student Engagement|
|1||Low||Listen to lecture, observe the teacher, individual reading, teacher demonstration, teacher-centered instruction|
|2||Medium||Raise questions, lecture with discussion, record data, make predictions, technology interaction with assistance|
|3||High||Hands-on activity or inquiry; critique others, draw conclusions, make connections, problem-solve, student-centered|
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