Reflection: Lesson Planning Hearing - Flipped - Section 2: Explain


I selected the Cross Cutting Concepts of Structure and Function as well as Systems and System Models for this lesson because they help students better understand the process of hearing and how hearing operates as a body system. For instance, instead of having students simply memorize the parts of the ear, I have them examine how each of the structures of the ear interacts with the other structures, forming a system.  Similarly, we explore what the structures of the ear look like and how their shape/structure impacts their function.

When I assess students at the end of this unit, I’ll assess the Cross Cutting Concepts by asking students to describe how the process of hearing is a system and by having them describe how the various structures of the ear, such as the eardrum, are designed to facilitate their function.

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Hearing - Flipped

Unit 5: Nervous System
Lesson 6 of 14

Objective: SWBAT identify the process by which the sound travels through the ear and is processed by the brain.

Big Idea: In this lesson students use models and online simulations to explore the process of hearing.

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Science, Sound, Spinal Cord, eardrum, hearing, ear, senses, nervous system, brain
  40 minutes
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