Students will interpret data of the evolution of plants and the change in the atmosphere, and construct a drawn model of photosynthesis.
4.2, 4.3, 5.2, 5.8, 7.2
|Lesson Components||Time||Inquiry Skills||Tech. Used||Engage Level||Brief Description|
|Engage||5 min||4.2, 4.3, 5.2||Projector and video||2||Students are given an animation to watch pertaining to the evolution of plants.|
|Explore||20 min||4.2, 5.8||none||3||Working in small groups, students will build a model of photosynthesis.|
|Explain||7 min||7.2||none||3||They will use a worksheet of guiding questions to explain the components of their model. The groups will come together and build one class model together.|
|Expand||7 min||none||3||Students will discuss predictions of scenarios based on their class model.|
|Level of Student Engagement|
|1||Low||Listen to lecture, observe the teacher, individual reading, teacher demonstration, teacher-centered instruction|
|2||Medium||Raise questions, lecture with discussion, record data, make predictions, technology interaction with assistance|
|3||High||Hands-on activity or inquiry; critique others, draw conclusions, make connections, problem-solve, student-centered|
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