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


What is Flipgrid? 💭

Flipgrid is the leading video discussion platform for millions of PreK to PhD educators, students, and families around the world. Flipgrid promotes fun and social learning by giving every student an equal and amplified voice on the Topics you define!


Flipgrid Basics 💻📱🖥

When you set up your account, you’ll first create a Grid for your learning community. Grids are the canvas you will use to post discussion Topics, to which your students will post short video Responses. That’s how they share their voice! Students can then view and Reply to each other’s Responses, infusing your class with a dose of social and emotional learning! Flipgrid is available on the web or via our Windows 10, iOS, or Android apps.

If you’re just getting started, we recommend checking out the Flipgrid Educator Innovation Station. It’s filled with everything you need to become a Flipgrid pro!


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 Disco 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!

🚀 Disco 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.

🚀 Disco 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.

🚀 Disco 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!? 🤓

💥Connect your students with their peers around the world through #GridPals!

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💥While you’re at it, say hi to Flipgrid Education Innovation Leads Jornea Erwin, Jess Boyce, and Ann Kozma. Jornea, Jess, and Ann are always here to support you!

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

💚 Team Flipgrid in Minneapolis, MN