Reflection: Developing a Conceptual Understanding Research A Human Problem - Section 3: Explore


The first thing I had to do here is refocus the class on the issue that the problem must be solved by using a plant defense. So, it seemed to be more helpful to search: problems solved by cedar, problems solved by mimicking a thorn, or problems solved by mimicking resin. We had to narrow each groups search down to get problems that connected specifically to the plant features we have studied. The standard states the problem should be solved by mimicking an external feature of a plant. So, this group got onto Martha Stewart's website and created this: student work

The other big issue is that many students cannot read the text, so I had to read for them. The other thing I did was to partner each child with a high reader, so they can read some of the information that comes up on the search.

  Developing a Conceptual Understanding: Focus
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Research A Human Problem

Unit 4: Plants
Lesson 6 of 8

Objective: SWBAT research any problem they choose that affects humans.

Big Idea: Find a problem that affects humans today, use technology, and present it to the class.

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