Reflection: Modeling Blood - The Tissue of Life - Section 2: Explore


In this particular lesson the use of modeling allowed my students to visually see the different proportions of the various blood components.  Even I was amazed at the  powerful visual representation of the proportion of red blood cells compared to that of white blood cells.  Being able to use models for both the solid and liquid components of blood was a powerful learning tool.  The use of this model also allowed me to briefly talk about how during an infection the number of white blood cells increase just adding more white beans.  This was the first time I used this lesson and I loved the results that I got from it.  What can I say, I love models.

As I have mentioned in prior lesson reflections the use of models is a great way of making abstract concepts accessible to all learners, especially learners that are learning English vocabulary in conjunction with science vocabulary.  Through models students are able to visually see how an objects structure is related to tis function in a way that is easy to comprehend.

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  Modeling: Use of Models
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Blood - The Tissue of Life

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

Objective: SWBAT identify components of blood and their functions.

Big Idea: Students learn about components of blood.

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Science, body system, models, blood, ELL, Systems, molecule, organism
  60 minutes
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