Reflection: Student Ownership Photosynthesis and Cell Respiration Foldable - Section 2: Explore

 

The traditional closure for this lesson series is to have students draw a Venn diagram that compares the two processes. Instead of doing this, which students usually take as just another "drag the pencil" activity, I challenged them to use the Engineering Design Process to create a foldable. 

By it's very nature, a foldable allows students to integrate visual and kinesthetic cues to the ideas they must remember. This helps them build understanding and provides a mental roadmap for the comparison. By having them fold, draw and cut, they deepened the connections between the concepts, and will be better at remembering the lessons. As the students point out, foldables are compact, portable sources of the information that they need.

 

  Foldables as a Venn Diagram
  Student Ownership: Foldables as a Venn Diagram
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Photosynthesis and Cell Respiration Foldable

Unit 4: Cell Processess
Lesson 8 of 18

Objective: Students will be able to create a foldable to reinforce the photosynthesis and cell respiration concepts learned.

Big Idea: A simple foldable can be a useful study guide.

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