These six short videos show the ninth and tenth lessons in a 12-lesson third grade snail unit. In lessons prior to this video record, students have observed and described snails, investigated snail movement on different surfaces, and planned an investigation about foods snails eat.
This record begins with students setting up and conducting the investigation they previously planned. You will see students refer to earlier notebook entries, diagrams and drawings as they assemble their materials, make new observations, and document and share their conclusions. Students’ observations, questions, and interpretations provide rich opportunities to use language in discussions with their teacher, their table groups, and in a whole-class science talk. In later lessons that follow this record, students will make and present posters about their investigations, and then synthesize what they have learned throughout the snail unit.
These videos are accompanied by interactive annotations highlighting practices that support language development in the context of science. You may choose to pause the videos and read as you go, use the annotations to navigate to different portions of the videos, or view the videos without annotations.