|Animals Two by Two Overview
SCHEDULING THE MODULE
The Getting Ready section for each part of the investigation helps
you prepare. It provides information on scheduling the activities
and introduces the tools and techniques used in the activity. Be
prepared—read the Getting Ready section first.
The first item in the Getting Ready section gives an estimated amount
of time the part should take. Parts generally take one 60–80 minute
session. A general rule of thumb is to plan 10 minutes to introduce
the activity to the whole class, about 20 minutes at the center for each
group, about 10 minutes to wrap up the activity with the whole class,
and a few minutes to transition the groups.
Plan ahead for the scheduling of the parts. On the next page
is a sample teaching schedule for a week during the module.
Interdisciplinary extensions require additional class time. One way
to make the best use of time is to integrate the module into the other
learning centers in the classroom. Readings, notebook writing, math,
or art extensions can be conducted at other learning centers during
the same time period as the science center investigation.
We suggest that the investigations be conducted in their numbered
order, as the concepts build upon each other from investigation to
investigation. Take your time and explore the subject thoroughly.
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