Reflection: High Quality Task Investigating the Senses - Section 2: Activity


One thing to be aware of is how quickly students focus on the children's museum/fun exhibit aspect of this lesson over the educational aspect of their design.  I love that they latch on to the "fun" part of the lesson, it is the huge motivator and developing their creative and critical thinking skills are important, but it takes active monitoring and redirection to get them to infuse the learning into the exhibit.  I kept referring to it as "tricking your visitors into learning things" and one group responded "kind of like this project is for us, right?"  I love when they catch on to that strategy!

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Investigating the Senses

Unit 4: Information Processing
Lesson 11 of 11

Objective: SWBAT design a museum exhibit that explains how a specific sense/sense receptor functions.

Big Idea: Smell, hearing, taste and touch - student designed exhibits explain much.

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Science, information processing
  120 minutes
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