Reflection: Developing a Conceptual Understanding Ewww . . . Worms - The Scientific Method In Action (Part 1 of 6) - Section 2: Direct Instruction - Introducing Worm Beat


Using worms to reinforce the scientific method captures the students' attention and brings a level of excitement to your classroom that sets the stage for discovery and learning throughout the whole year.  Even though I am not a huge fan of these worms, it is well worth the experience to have these slithery specimens in my classroom.  Video Reflection - Worm Beat Introduction

  Developing a Conceptual Understanding: Beyond The Worms
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Ewww . . . Worms - The Scientific Method In Action (Part 1 of 6)

Unit 1: Biology Essentials - Starting Your Year Off Right!
Lesson 7 of 14

Objective: SWBAT follow the steps of the scientific method, assess the influence of the variable, and construct a data-based conclusion.

Big Idea: The students will complete the laboratory activity to determine the effect of the independent variable, temperature, on the dependent variable, the worm's heartbeat. This lab activity will reinforce the students' understanding of the scientific method.

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