Thursday, June 7, 2018

Ladybug Life Cycles and Learning About Ozobots

During May and June our first graders visited #OurSTEAMCafe. Mrs. Shields shared photographs of ladybugs from Discovery Education and Archive.org. This gave our students a context for comparing the various stages of the ladybug's life cycle. We watched a video segment from Discovery Education that helped students visualize the process of changing from the eggs stage to the adult stage.

Mrs. Shields then shared her Ozobot robots with the students. We practiced following a black line with the sensors in Ozobots. Then students participated in an inquiry activity that helped them discover how color codes function. Students tried several of the known color codes.

The last few days (and this continues) Mrs. Shields has been visiting the first grade classrooms to let students further explore the Ozobots. We are having collaborative explorations and inquiry experiences discussing line thickness and code colors. Students have been thoroughly enjoying our visits. Their questions and observations have been just wonderful.

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