Our VVE Cardinals have so many interesting ways to learn about science, and one of them is through class pets. A few of our classrooms have pets -- Ms. Alden's class has a pet bearded dragon, and Ms. Stueve's class has a pet snake! I will note that I have a bit of a phobia about snakes, but I don't think I would have developed one if I had been a student in Ms. Stueve's class. Several times per week, Ms. Stueve feeds the snake and several students have started to keep track of the snake's habits via photos and videos using their iPads. Some students are so fascinated that they will use class points to earn a lunch pass in which they may eat lunch in the room, and watch Ms. Stueve feed the snake HIS lunch. Fourth grader, Dez, is one of those students. Over the course of several weeks, Dez has been tracking the snake's behavior, and he even created a movie. In his own words, "I created this by taking multiple screen shots, pictures and photos of the snake. After that I put them together on iMovie."
Warning, this video is NOT for the faint-hearted! There are several slow-motion shots of the snake "attacking" and eating what is his typical meal -- a deceased mouse! But if you are curious about the habits of snakes, you will LOVE this student-created video.
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Holly Moore, Educational Technologist, shares student learning here, in our Cardinal Community Blog.