Reflection: Lesson Planning Inside Information Part 1 - Section 3: Wrap-up


It is very difficult for students to envision abstract concepts that are not readily seen, such as the flow of information.  This is when the use of scientific models are especially helpful.  This lesson is a natural place to develop SP2, Developing and Using Models because it provides students with two different models of the same "thing", and presents a clear contrast of the strengths and limitations of each model.  Providing students with two different models, as done in the prior lesson, allows students to continue their analysis of scientific models within the context of the lesson.

As students become more adept with the use of science models, it will become easier for them to begin to develop their own models to represent abstract concepts.  The wrap-up activity in this lesson is the first step students take down this road.

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Inside Information Part 1

Unit 4: Information Processing
Lesson 6 of 11

Objective: SWBAT determine the pathway information takes in reflex and voluntary motor responses.

Big Idea: Students test their powers of deduction as they attempt to determine how the brain and the body communicate.

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