Reflection: Modeling Modeling an Angiosperm Leaf (Part 1/2) - Section 3: Student Activity: Analyzing the Tissues in the Leaf


In this teaching reflection, I explain why it is important for students to make a predictive model first before constructing a 3-D model based on prepared slides. Students can always do with more practice of many microscope slides and viewing images under a microscope.  Students also need to understand the different ways that tissue can be prepared for best viewing under a microscope.  

Next, by combining both the prepared cross section slide and the horizontal section slides that they made, students can begin seeing the 3-D pictures.  Students need to make a prediction before they are told the current because it get them actively engaged in the process of model building.  They can also see how scientists use different views of tissue to determine the entire big picture. 



  Modeling: Using Microscope Slides to Predict a Leaf Model
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Modeling an Angiosperm Leaf (Part 1/2)

Unit 6: Plants
Lesson 1 of 7

Objective: Students will construct a model of a plant leaf by collecting leaf tissue data from a coleus plant.

Big Idea: Students can understand multicellularity by modeling a plant leaf.

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cells, Science, structure and function , Developing and Using Models, Constructing Explanations and Designing Solutions, Multicellular organisms, tissue, Organs
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