Reflection: Student Ownership Endangered Species Project Presentations - Section 3: Voting and Evidence Based Writing


When I originally developed this lesson I had expected pushback from the students about writing about a species other than their own. However, I was pleasantly surprised by how willingly they took to the task. The majority of the students recognized this as an opportunity to highlight each other's work, as well as to learn from one another. The comments I overheard (and unfortunately failed to capture) ranged from "Dude, why do you want to write about your own species. That's boring!" to "You already know about the parrotfish. It is time to learn about something else." This reaction, late in the school year, tells me how successful the students have been in understanding the value of the work of others. Just because a project is done, it does not mean we have to stop learning from it.

  Writing about someone else's work.
  Student Ownership: Writing about someone else's work.
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Endangered Species Project Presentations

Unit 9: Interdependence of Organisms
Lesson 8 of 8

Objective: Students will be able to make a final project and infographics presentation to their community.

Big Idea: Raising awareness is the first step.

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Science, PBL, Project Based Learning, carbon cycle, endangered species, organism, Ecosystems, Biotic and Abiotic Factors, Interdependence of Organisms
  100 minutes
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