Test Solution Project (#4 of 5)
Lesson 10 of 16
Objective: Students will design, evaluate, and refine a solution for reducing the impacts of human activities on the environment and biodiversity.
Note: I recommend that you first check out this resource in order to get the most out of this lesson!
In high school I took several drafting classes and, for a while, I had hoped to become an architect. With respect to planning instruction and teaching, I feel that I can still live out the detailed approach to building something intricate and complex even though the product is a lesson rather than a certain "built environment".
The lesson-planning document that I uploaded to this section is a comprehensive overview of how I approach lesson planning. This template includes the "Big Three" aspects of the NGSS standards: Disciplinary Core Ideas, Crosscutting Concepts, and Science Practices. Of course, there are many other worthy learning goals, skills, instructional strategies, and assessments that can be integrated into a class session. I don't feel compelled to check every box but, rather, use it as a guide to consider various options and tailor the lesson in light of these.
With regard to this particular lesson...
Students will propose two different strategies for improving the condition of an environmental problem in Washington State (both wildlife and human inhabitants) and explain methods used to test (evaluate) how well either solution might work.
I hope you get some value from my work!
Teaching Challenge: How do I support students to persevere and grapple with complex tasks?
Teaching Challenge: How do I develop routines and procedures to support students to work independently in the science classroom?
Every moment matters...
SMART Goal Tracker: How far along the process (0%-100%) did I (student) come today? It is imperative for both my students and me to keep our "eyes on the prize". What tasks not completed in class then become homework! HOORAY!
Note: Link here to see a given student (whom I call "Student A") recording her progress by the end of class on day #4.