Reflection: Trust and Respect Design a Cyborg Eye - Part 2 - Section 3: Presentations


It is so important for students in the audience to recognize how critical their role is for the success of the groups presenting.  Whenever we are conducting presentations, I remind students of my expectations for "audience members" which is any combination of the following depending on the presentation:

  • Write down things you like about the product and/or presentation
  • Jot down questions you have/things that you wonder 
  • Write suggestions for improvement (we call them "quality boosters")
  • What are ideas you can "steal" for your own future presentations

For this assignment I had students write questions to ask the group during the Q and A session immediately following the presentation, which I would definitely suggest including even though this takes more time. It is during this time that the amount of information that students learned and the amount of thought and planning students put into their designs becomes apparent.  This is when they start speaking with the confidence and knowledge I would like to see during the entire presentation.  

  Active Listening During Presentations
  Trust and Respect: Active Listening During Presentations
Loading resource...

Design a Cyborg Eye - Part 2

Unit 4: Information Processing
Lesson 10 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 try on their business hats in the Shark Tank as they pitch "investors"!

  Print Lesson
4 teachers like this lesson
Science, inquiry, PBL
  180 minutes
shark tank
Similar Lessons
Making Memories with Glutamate!
High School Science » Neurotransmitter Chemistry and Mechanism of Action!
Big Idea: Memories are the result of multiple factors that can influence the brain's architecture such as genetics, repetitive stimulation and the release of Glutamate. Said variety can lead to questionable eyewitness testimonies in court cases.
Charlotte, NC
Environment: Urban
Tamica Stubbs
Lets Talk - Introduction to Neurotransmission
7th Grade Science » From Molecules to Organisms: Systems & The Human Body
Big Idea: Students explore neurotransmission through a variety of activities including a kinesthetic model.
Los Angeles, CA
Environment: Urban
John Cerezo
The Eye - Flipped
8th Grade Science » Nervous System
Big Idea: This lesson incorporates models and online simulations to help students better understand the process of vision.
Monticello, IL
Environment: Rural
Jennifer Smith
Something went wrong. See details for more info
Nothing to upload