Reflection: Positive Reinforcement Cells: What Do You Know? - Section 3: Explore

 

There are several ways to encourage students to participate in group discussions.  I give each student two plastic coins to encourage them to add "their two cents" to the conversation.  As a student shares a fact, asks a classmate a question, or builds upon a comment from a peer, they are allowed to toss their coin into a bucket in the center of the circle.  Students who are able to get their coin into the bucket are awarded extra credit points.  At a logical stopping point in the discussion, the students who have shared information are able to toss their coins.  

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Cells: What Do You Know?

Unit 3: Cells
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Objective: SWBAT activate prior knowledge about plant and animal cells including information regarding cell organelles.

Big Idea: This lesson can be used to determine student understanding of scientific terminology and processes related to cell structures and functions.

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