Reflection: Rigor Integumentary System - Flipped - Section 3: Day 1 - Explore

 

My students are quick to notice that the wording on one of the questions on the worksheet asks, "Why does hair grow?"  They initially find this frustrating because when they use the question in a search, it does not yield the results they had hoped for.  

I have some students ask if they can write how hair grows, but I explain that I want them to determine why it grows. I regularly ask my students why questions and generally use why questions consecutively. I am a firm believer in not using the, "Because I said so" answer, so I know how difficult it can be to answer consecutive why questions (from both my students and my own children). Answering why questions can be difficult and sometimes frustrating, but developing answers to why questions helps develop a deeper understanding of the topic.  

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Integumentary System - Flipped

Unit 7: Body Systems
Lesson 4 of 7

Objective: SWBAT list the functions of the integumentary system.

Big Idea: This two day lesson provides students with an opportunity to review the functions of the integumentary system and create a model to represent its structures.

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