Reflection: Grappling with Complexity Using Protists to Understand Evolution (Part 1/2) - Section 3: "Guest" Lecturer


Because my biology class is the first period of the day, many of my students are still half-asleep.  I frequently use brain breaks to help them refocus and reenergize especially when we are learning particularly difficult or dry content.  Depending on the subject matter and their attentiveness, I typically use two or three brain breaks to help them wake up. The types of brain break I use are typically yoga poses or short refocusing activities. Students stand up near their desks, but we do not move about the room much.  These breaks take about two to three minutes and then students are back to work.  

  Grappling with Complexity: Using Brain Break to Help Focus Students' Attention
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Using Protists to Understand Evolution (Part 1/2)

Unit 4: Protists
Lesson 8 of 11

Objective: Using the phylum Apicomplexa, students explore how the common and novel aspects of eukaryotic cell biology arose.

Big Idea: Ever wonder how model organisms are used to explain how eukaryotes evolved? Find out today.

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mitosis, Science, natural selection (Evolution), adaptation, Obtaining and Communicating Information, Protist, Constructing Explanations and Designing Solutions, cause and effect, pattern
  49 minutes
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