Reflection: Modeling Introduction to The Circulatory System - Section 2: Explore


The use of models in my teaching has allowed me to bring abstract concepts to life for my students.  Life sciences are filled with processes and concepts that are difficult to observe and a result difficult to grasp your mind around.  This is even more true for my ELL students who lack the language to master content through more conventional means, such as writing and reading.  

Scientific Models can be used to generate predictions and explanations for natural phenomena by creating:

 • An abstract, simplified representation of a system that makes its central features explicit and visible.

• Mental (internal) and conceptual (expressed) model

In this particular lesson the use of modeling allowed my students to visually see the circulatory system and all of its intricacies.  This allowed all my students to have an equal entry point to content, facilitating comprehension of content.  Being able to visually and most importantly learn kinesthetically is a powerful teaching strategy for all learners.    

  Use of Models
  Modeling: Use of Models
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Introduction to The Circulatory System

Unit 5: From Molecules to Organisms: Systems & The Human Body
Lesson 16 of 18

Objective: SWBAT to identify major components of circulatory system along with describing their function.

Big Idea: Students learn about the circulatory system by developing a model.

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Science, Circulatory system, body system, models, cells, Systems, ELL, molecule, organism
  60 minutes
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