Adaptations

Sally approached her lesson on Adaptations by first showing her students a trigger video on the different kinds of wildlife in Singapore. She then asked them to think about the features of the animals shown to them that would help them adapt to their environment for survival. 

The next lesson, after a recap of the video, Sally asked students to think about the features of other animals that help them to adapt to their surroundings. At this point, students went online to KF, where Sally began the discussion for her class by asking the inquiry questions: “Singapore got wildlife meh?” and "Where does animal wildlife come from?" Students were tasked with posting their ideas about strange animals and wildlife that they were curious about. Her question was followed up with many responses from students (Figure 1)

Eventually, for subsequent lessons, Sally decided to have students come up with their individual KF views of adaptation (e.g. KF views on specific animals, such as skunks and honey badgers; see Figures 2 & 3, respectively) so that their classmates could go in to critique and build on their ideas.

 FIg 1. FIrst KF view 'Adaptations'

FIg 1. FIrst KF view 'Adaptations'

 Fig. 2. KF view 'Skunks'

Fig. 2. KF view 'Skunks'

 Fig. 3. KF view 'Honey badgers'

Fig. 3. KF view 'Honey badgers'