1st Grade – Life Cycles

IMG_1568In science, 1st graders have been learning all about the life cycles of various animals. They have seen their caterpillars turn into beautiful butterflies, they are watching their tadpoles as they morph into frogs, and they are anxiously awaiting the first cracks of their chicken eggs. Throughout the year, these students have used the Draw and Tell app on their iPads and are very comfortable with the tools and how the program works. We decided to have them work with a partner to create a video demonstrating the life cycle of a chosen animal. Their teacher and I modeled how to work together with a partner, taking turns and changing roles for each portion of the video. Partner one drew a picture of the first phase, then partner two recorded an audio narration describing the process. They traded roles for each phase of the cycle. Once they completed each phase, they combined all parts into one video and saved it to the camera roll. They were then able to AirDrop the video toIMG_1565 their teacher’s iPad, who will then create an iMovie combining all of the students’ creations into one movie. They will be showcasing this work when parents come to visit the classroom. Click here to view our final movie.


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