Reflection: Perseverance Human Body 2.0 - Introducing the Project - Section 2: Hook


The two way sort used in this lesson proved to consume more time than I was expecting. The students immediately got the idea of sorting from simple to complex structures (after all they had done it the day before), but adding the function correlation was tougher. However, this is what the sort is about: students engaging in identifying patterns and using these patterns to form explanations. The students persevered because it was challenging, but they needed time to form those connections.

In future presentations of this lesson, I will probably break it up into two class periods. One dedicated only to the sort, and perhaps asking early finishers to either help other groups or asking that they come up with more examples. The second lesson will start with the actual project introduction since this is where it broke naturally for us today.

  Two way sort - too much
  Perseverance: Two way sort - too much
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Human Body 2.0 - Introducing the Project

Unit 5: Human Body 2.0
Lesson 2 of 6

Objective: Students will be able to use evidence to explain how the body is a system of interacting subsystems composed of groups of cells.

Big Idea: How would scientists go about redesigning the human creature in order to get the most efficiency out of him?

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