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1 S CIENCE C AFE Beetle Turns Itself into a Wheel (Thats How it Rolls)

2 B ELLWORK Today we will be reading an article titled Beetle Turns Itself into a Wheel (Thats How it Rolls). Write 2-3 sentences predicting what the article is about and what you will learn. What do you already know about animals/bugs that roll? Give examples of things you have seen in real life, heard about, or watched on TV Write 1 question you have about todays article, based on the title.

3 I NTRODUCTION The southern beaches of Cumberland Island, off the coast of Georgia, USA, are part of a national park. To protect the area, only residents and staff are allowed to drive their vehicles on the sands. But there are plenty of wheels nonetheless – small, living ones.

4 S TRATEGY : T WO W ORDS -T WO S ENTENCES For each chunk of the article we read, we will write a two word title & two sentences summarizing what we learned. E XAMPLE : National Park There is a national park in Georgia where most people are not allowed to drive. However, there is some other kind of wheel you can find on the island. TWO WORD (title) TWO SENTENCE (Summary)

5 P LEASE READ THE NEXT 2 PARAGRAPHS When you are finished complete a: TWO WORD title & TWO SENTENCE summary Be ready to share what you learned in a class discussion!

6 W ATCH IT ROLL !

7 T HINK -P AIR -S HARE If you were an ecologist at this national park, how would you test out this new finding? If the tiger beetle is one of the best studied species in America, why wasnt this discovered until recently? Now that you know what the article is about, what questions do you have?

8 P LEASE READ THE NEXT 4 PARAGRAPHS When you are finished complete a: TWO WORD title & TWO SENTENCE summary Be ready to share what you learned in a class discussion!

9 B ACK O FF ! The beetle has several strategies it uses before rolling: threatening with its jaws, playing dead, throwing up… How might each of these strategies help the beetle scare off a predator or threat? Why doesnt it just roll away to begin with?

10 H OW DID THEY MEASURE THIS QUALITATIVE BEHAVIOR ? COMPARE TO DIAGRAM

11 P LEASE READ THE NEXT 3 PARAGRAPHS When you are finished complete a: TWO WORD title & TWO SENTENCE summary Be ready to share what you learned in a class discussion!

12 O THER S PECIES T HAT R OLL !

13 T HINK -P AIR -S HARE Why did the rolling strategy evolve in so many species? What could this imply about the history of life on Earth if there are species on different continents that have similar strategies? Why havent any species evolved real wheels?

14 P LEASE READ THE L AST 2 PARAGRAPHS When you are finished complete a: TWO WORD title & TWO SENTENCE summary Be ready to share what you learned in a class discussion!

15 1. P ASS FORWARD THE ARTICLE & YOUR SUMMARIES. 2. S ET UP A R EADING S TRATEGIES L IST Reading Stategies #1: Two Word Title, Two Sentence Summary

16 A DD TO D IVIDERS & PUT IN 3- RING BINDER Basic Info 1.Syllabus 2.Procedures 3.Safety Rules 4.Class Map 5.Reading Strategies

17 D ISCUSS WITH A PARTNER When reading articles or textbooks for information- what are some strategies you can use to help you understand & take notes? Be ready to share

18 C LOSURE /S PONGE Draw a short 3-frame comic strip summarizing what you learned about the behavior of Tiger Beetle Larva (worms).


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