Reflection: Modeling Texting On the Celly - Section 5: Closure


This discussion is a challenging one.  Students can have a hard time analyzing data to find a connection between the function of the molecule and the function of the food type when it is part of a living thing.  If you start this discussion and you find that the conversations aren't moving forward with the quality you would like, stop the class and pull a group of students to model the discussion process.  I call this a "Fishbowl Activity".  Have one group of students sit with you at a table and have all of the other students surround.  The chosen group (including you) should begin discussing one of the questions.  Pretend as if you are a student and help model what an effective student would do during the discussion.  The remaining students should watch the discussion as if looking into a "fishbowl" and reflect on the things that make the conversation successful.  Discuss these qualities as a class following the fishbowl discussion.  Then, allow the groups to return to their discussions.  You will find the quality of the discussions will improve!

  Modeling Discussions Promotes Quality
  Modeling: Modeling Discussions Promotes Quality
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Texting On the Celly

Unit 7: Cells: Structure, Function, and Processes
Lesson 8 of 12

Objective: The students will be able to describe the function of a cell as a whole and ways parts of cells contribute to the function.

Big Idea: Students investigate structure/function relationships as they test different plant and animal organs for carbohydrates, lipids, proteins, and sugars!

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Science, Cells and Cellular Processes, cells, molecules (Cellular), cell function, cellular respiration, plant cells, cell membrane, starch, carbohydrates, lipids, nucleic acids, proteins, water, sugar, microscope
  90 minutes
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