Integration Doc: Flipgrid in Grades 3-5 (Ages 8-10) Science

Flipgrid Basics 💻📱🖥

Are you new to Flipgrid? Get Started Here.

Here are the basics: When you set up your account, you’ll first create a Topic for your learning community. Topics are discussion prompts that your students respond to with short videos. Students then Record a Response and post their video or view and Add a Comment to one another’s Responses.

Groups are a great way for educators to organize multiple Topics and share them with a community of learners. Invite your students to respond to an individual Topic or to access your Group of Topics by sharing the Join Code or Link.

Flipgrid is available on the web or via our iOS or Android app. 

Flipgrid in Grades 3 - 5 Science 🧪🧬

One of the major goals of a science class is to help students communicate effectively while fostering an environment of inquiry and investigation. Flipgrid is designed to give students a fun and creative avenue to develop voice and provide educators with a simple way to integrate it in their classroom. Moreover, Flipgrid allows all students to share their thoughts regardless of reading or writing skill level! Here are just a few ways that Flipgrid can ignite engagement and capture your students’ learning process:

⭐️ Exploring the effects of balanced and unbalanced forces
⭐️ Measuring and graphing the changes that occur when heating or cooling substances
⭐️ Making observations and measurements based on materials’ properties
⭐️ Modeling the ways that energy is transferred
⭐️ Representing data in graphical displays
⭐️ Describing climates in different regions of the world

Once you’re ready to create your first discussion Topic, you can dive right in from your Educator Admin or head to the Discovery Library for inspiration. Here is a sampling of Grades 3 -5 Science Topics currently available in the Disco Library, all created by your peers and ready to be used with your learners!

🚀 Discovery Library: 3rd Grade

Matter - Fliphunt by Joanna Barney: A #Fliphunt Topic that promotes students exploring as they find examples of matter around them.

Endangered Species by Samantha Kosakowski: A Topic to be used in discussion around habitats.

Moon Phases by John Hartmann: A Topic discussing characteristics of current moon phases.

🚀 Discovery Library: 4th Grade

The Water Cycle by Kelsey Parrasch: A Topic to assess how well students understand the water cycle.

Forms of Energy by Erin Kettler: A Topic for students to share their learning about types of energy.

Electricity by Laurena Mott: A Topic to help students use appropriate vocabulary when discussing electricity.

🚀 Discovery Library: 5th Grade

On the Hunt for Mixtures by Jessica Rahn : A Topic for extending learning about what makes up a solution.

Astronaut Challenges by Jornea Erwin: A Topic to discuss the necessary traits to become an astronaut.

Food Chains by Amanda Austin: A Topic creating a food chain surrounding specific animals.

Consider this: ISTE Standards for Students 💡

Innovative Designer 4 - Students use a variety of technologies within a design process to identify and solve problems by creating new, useful, or imaginative solutions. 4A: Students know and use a deliberate design process for generating ideas, testing theories, creating innovative artifacts, or solving authentic problems.

Creative Communicator 6 - Students communicate clearly and express themselves creatively for a variety of purposes using the platforms, tools, styles, formats and digital media appropriate to their goals. 6C: Students communicate complex ideas clearly and effectively by creating or using a variety of digital objects such as visualizations, models, or simulations.

Want even more!? 🤓

💥 Join Education Innovation Leads Jornea Erwin, Jess Boyce, and Ann Kozma for a LIVE Professional Development session. View upcoming dates and times!

💥 Join the #FlipgridForAll educator community on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram to learn from colleagues and peers around the world!

💥 Become a Level One Flipgrid Certified Educator.

There is no limit to the ways you can use Flipgrid with your learners. Dive in and help your students define and share their voice and respect the diverse voices of their peers. We are here to support you!


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