Reflection: Checks for Understanding Nerve Cell Morphology in Action! - Section 6: Evaluate


       In the engage section of this lesson, I encouraged students to extract meaning from a context (video) to build their own sets of definitions for the terms neuroanatomy and neurophysiology. Here in the evaluate section, I had students revisit these definitions in light of their virtual experiences and the formal definitions (see question #1). Attached are samples from two average students who opted to search for and record formal definitions as opposed to developing their own in the beginning of the lesson. As such, I was curious to see how this panned out for them in their evaluation responses. In other words, does a refined start hinder students ability to grow from an experience and impact their finish in the lesson? In these examples, the students were still able to simplify and paraphrase the material. (see student start versus student finish attachments). This lead me to me believe that as long as students had some type of handle on a definition prior to entering the lab and extension experiences for this lesson, that they were still capable of comprehending the material well. 

  Different Start, Same Finish?
  Checks for Understanding: Different Start, Same Finish?
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Nerve Cell Morphology in Action!

Unit 5: Neuron Structure and Function
Lesson 6 of 6

Objective: Students will utilize and interpret data to identify the morphology of various neurons in animal models.

Big Idea: Science research practices can help us to better understand how morphology begets function and how function can imply morphology!

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Science, Neuroscience, neurons
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