Lesson Topic/Title:Insects and Arachnids/Bugs
Author: EDU 201, Myra Washington
The video, Bugz, will be used to introduce a unit on arachnids and insects in a third grade classroom. The class consists of eight and nine year old students of low to above average achievement. There are two students in the class who have been identified as learning disabled.
Content Area(s) and Grade Level: Science, Third Grade
Integrated disciplines: art, language arts, physical education
To identify names of arachnids or insects shown on a video.
To describe shape, color, and texture of arachnids or insects shown
To role-play the actions of various arachnids and insects show
Video, Bugz, Ahh Publications, Inc. 1996
Graphic Organizer (attached)
Springboard - the hook? Show the hissing cockroaches from room 9. Talk about bugs.
What teacher is to do? Prepare students by distributing and explain graphic organizer.
Introduce the video - present vocabulary
Show the video
Watch the video
What students are to do? Watch the videos
Complete graphic organizer
Discuss the video - including vocabulary, kinds of bugs,
shape, texture, color, movement
Sketch one arachnid or insect from the video including
shape, texture, and color
Make a class chart listing as many arachnids and insects
can be recalled from the video
Go outside to imitate motions of various arachnids and
insects in video
Share drawings and discuss the upcoming sculpture project
Review what we learned about arachnids and insects today
Class discussion and chart will reveal student knowledge of arachnids
and insects in video
Sketches include important details of color, shape, and texture of an
arachnids or insect
Students participated in movement imitation activities
Merryellen Towey Schulz, Ph.D. College of Saint Mary Spring, 2000