Type:

E-book, Lesson Plan

Description:

"In this project, you will become a herpetologist - a scientist who studies amphibians - and try to figure out what is causing population decline in anurans. You will come up with a hypothesis about what is causing the populations to decline, and a research proposal for an experiment that would help prove or disprove your hypothesis. Then you will present your research proposal to the other herpetologists in your class at a scientific meeting called a summit. You will try to "sell" your project to the other herpetologists." This resource was posted under a Creative Commons license by user 'mzfrizzle' at teacherslounge.editme.com.

Subjects:

  • Science > General
  • Science > Biology
  • Science > Life Sciences

Education Levels:

  • Grade 6
  • Grade 7
  • Grade 8

Keywords:

Language:

English

Access Privileges:

Public - Available to anyone

License Deed:

Creative Commons Attribution 3.0

Collections:

None
Update Standards?

SCI.6.2.B: Science

design and implement experimental investigations by making observations, asking well-defined questions, formulating testable hypotheses, and using appropriate equipment and technology;

SCI.8.2.B: Science

design and implement comparative and experimental investigations by making observations, asking well-defined questions, formulating testable hypotheses, and using appropriate equipment and technology;
Curriki Rating
On a scale of 0 to 3
3
On a scale of 0 to 3

This resource was reviewed using the Curriki Review rubric and received an overall Curriki Review System rating of 3, as of 2008-10-05.

Component Ratings:

Technical Completeness: 3
Content Accuracy: 3
Appropriate Pedagogy: 3

Reviewer Comments:

This lesson plan is intended for middle school students and challenges them to design and draw a fish, choosing specific adaptations, then defend how those adaptations would help the fish to survive. There is also a great introductory lab activity in which students observe real fish. A website provides additional support for students when choosing adaptations. The resource includes a student assignment sheet and self-evaluation, however the referenced “notes on fish adaptations” are not included. The pedagogy is more implied than explicit, but the included sheets outline a supportive structure for the activity.

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