Reflection: Complex Tasks Choose Your Extreme Ecosystem - Section 1: Warm-up


Students have some trouble wrapping their minds around the scope of this project, especially because there are content lessons woven between work sessions.  I found it helpful to remind the students (and keep written on the board) that this project has 3 main sections:

  1. Research and brainstorming
  2. Create Infographic (future lesson)
  3. Explanation of the science involved (future lesson)

Currently we are at step 1, research and brainstorming.

  3 Main Sections to This Project
  Complex Tasks: 3 Main Sections to This Project
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Choose Your Extreme Ecosystem

Unit 7: Factors That Drive Evolution
Lesson 7 of 14

Objective: SWBAT Research the animals and plants that exist in an extreme ecosystem and identify the adaptations they have developed that allow them to thrive in that ecosystem

Big Idea: Before students can redesign humanity, they must gather information about the life that exists in their chosen extreme ecosystem.

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Science, Evolution, ecosystem, natural selection (Evolution), adaptation, Genetic Engineering, natural selection
  100 minutes
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