Integration Doc: Flipgrid in High School (Ages 14-18) Science 👩‍🔬👨‍🔬

9-12 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 9-12 Science 👩‍🔬👨‍🔬

In high school, students use scientific evidence, models, and graphical representations to justify thinking and propose solutions as they learn Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Anatomy and Physiology, and Environmental Science. Flipgrid provides a fun and social way to engage your students on any of your Science lessons! Here are a few ways Flipgrid can ignite engagement and capture students’ learning process:

⭐️ Propose and defend a hypothesis
⭐️ Communicate information that identify errors occurring during DNA replication
⭐️ Record investigations to explain properties that are vital to homeostasis
⭐️ Develop models of atomic nuclei while making predictions, calculating weight, and explaining how protons and neutrons differ in isotopes
⭐️ Conduct and record experiments over time describing changes within systems
⭐️ Develop arguments based on evidence to explain the effects biological and physical changes have on organisms and ecosystems
⭐️ Research various scientists to communicate how their findings challenged thinking
⭐️ Explain the relationship between structures and functions of systems.
⭐️ Apply and explain Newton’s Laws of Motion in authentic situations.

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 high school grades science Topics currently available in the Disco Library, all created by your peers and ready to be used with your learners!

🚀 Disco Library: Biology

DNA Structure by Marc Rocha: A Topic for students to explain the structure of DNA that can be modified to assess prior knowledge, support learning, or extend learning opportunities.

Classification of Biodiversity by Joel Longoria: A Topic for students to explain the importance of international binomial nomenclature.

Animal Definition, Favorite, and Fact by Mrs. Andress: A Topic to explore and explain the definition and characteristics of an animal.

🚀 Disco Library: Chemistry

Chemistry Class Reflection by Mrs. Andress: A Topic to reflect on chemistry concepts.

Fliphunt: An Abundance of Elements by Mrs. Andress: A Topic for students to explore elements through a digital scavenger hunt.

Endothermic and Exothermic Reactions by Michael Harvey: A Topic for students to integrate scientific and academic vocabulary to explain various reactions.

🚀 Disco Library: Physics

Defying Gravity by Donna Schies: A Topic for students to investigate and create a simulation to model how magnetic forces can be used to defy gravity.

Conserving Energy by Jornea Erwin: A Topic that calls students to action using their knowledge about energy to advise school leaders to make informed decisions that will benefit the school.

Renewable Energy Sources by Bennet Kolb: A Topic encouraging students to investigate the current energy sources within their state/community and suggest possible renewable energy sources.


Consider this: ISTE Standards for Students 💡

Computational Thinker 5- Students develop and employ strategies for understanding and solving problems in ways that leverage the power of technological methods to develop and test solutions. 5B: Students collect data or identify relevant data sets, use digital tools to analyze them, and represent data in various ways to facilitate problem-solving and decision-making.

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 the #FlipgridFever educator community on Twitter and Facebook! Follow educators like Patrick del Rosario, Mark Rocha, and Joelle Lilavois for tons of mic-drop Flipgrid ideas.

💥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!

💥Bookmark our monthly newsletter for the latest happenings and check out our Educator Innovation Station for classroom integration ideas.

💥Explore the Help Center for answers to most common questions.

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

💥Become a Level One Flipgrid Certified Educator.

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