Reflection: Lesson Planning Design a Cyborg Eye - Part 1 - Section 2: Vocab, Brainstorm, Research, Design


This is another lesson in which I provide my students with the minimum amount of information; they are given the task and it is up to them to determine the road they take to complete this task.  

In order to become successful independent learners, students must develop the ability to find information and evaluate the quality of the resources they are using.  To ensure students are choosing quality sources of information, active monitoring as they research is imperative.  Additionally, I recommend you have students create a list of resources used (bibliography/works cited) as they complete this portion of the project.

If you are unfamiliar with how vision works or need a quick reference, here are some websites.  However, I recommend against providing these to students so they benefit from the full learning experience this lesson offers.

American Optometric Association

How Stuff Works 

Children's University: The Brain and Senses

Kid's Health: Your Eyes 

Watch Know Learn Video

Color Vision

Brain Facts

  Why There Are No Research Links Provided
  Lesson Planning: Why There Are No Research Links Provided
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Design a Cyborg Eye - Part 1

Unit 4: Information Processing
Lesson 9 of 11

Objective: SWBAT gather and synthesize information that sensory receptors respond to stimuli by sending messages to the brain for immediate behavior or storage as memories.

Big Idea: Students brainstorm, research and create cyborg eye designs.

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Science, inquiry, PBL
  55 minutes
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