OER4Schools/Monarch butterfly sequencing activity
|Title||Monarch butterfly sequencing activity|
|Topic|| Using images, OER4Schools, Teacher Education Resources for Sub-Saharan Africa
This resource is part of the OER4Schools programme.
This activity requires one of the following files
- File:Monarch Life Cycle.odp for OpenOffice Impress or
- File:Monarch Life Cycle.ppt for MS PowerPoint.
- Alternatively, you can view the pictures here: life cycle of a butterfly and use your own software for arranging them.
Pair work (10 min) to download the files. Start by downloading the presentation files above (or the pictures individually), and look at them. With a grade buddy, use presentation software to arrange and present them in the right sequence. If you have difficulty arranging the slides, read the background note below.
Whole class discussion and brainstorm (10 min) on topics for sequencing. Brainstorm some topics that you can assess using the activity ‘sequencing’. Note those topics down, so that you can find images later.
- How many pupils should work together on this activity in the class for appropriate AfL?
- Is it feasible to carry out this activity in the class? Why?
- What steps can be taken to make this activity more feasible?
- What can be the formative feedback if
- a student is quickly able to sequence accurately
- a student is partially accurate in sequencing, and
- a student gets them all wrong?
As a follow up activity, chose a topic which you are teaching, and for which this activity is useful. Find some appropriate images, and make your own presentation for your students to re-order. You can find pictures that are open resources (Creative Commons licensed) at http://www.flickr.com/search/advanced/.