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Allen                                     Cascioli    Teaching & Learning               Covey                             ...
Plant growth and development    A 8th Grade inductive lab to integrate           content knowledge with             experi...
The ChallengesOver a 3 week period of time, 8th grade students may encounter:                              • How can I ide...
What data will be collected?                                                            Students will                     ...
My Chemistry LearningSegment:Solutions!Laura Cascioli
Solutions: Overview with Engaging ExperiencesLike Dissolves   T-Shirt                                                     ...
Molarity Lab: What data will be gathered and                     explained?Lab Assignment: Make 3 solutions (0.1 M, 0.4 M,...
Dragon Genetics:Using model organisms to explore      principles of heredity              Andréa Covey     Teaching & Lear...
What makes the lesson engaging and           challenging?                       Test their        Ownership               ...
What type of data will we collect?• Students will collect actual data representing  the results of crosses they perform (d...
Angles of the Sun•   Students will collect data from different    locations on Earth•   This data will be put into a sprea...
• Data from 5 locations on Earth (Latitude,  Longitude).• Angle of elevation for each location at 4  different times of ye...
Chemical Reactions Learning Segment        Auburn JamesLaboratory Theme                        Engaging Students•   Chemic...
Chemical Reaction Learning Segment     Auburn JamesReaction Rate Determination           Reaction Rate Observation•   Stud...
•    Hudson River discharge unit is used primarily to serve as a post assessment    summary comparing weather and climate ...
Student                                          Challenges                            of the Unit                       ...
Newton’s 3 Laws of MotionAdam Sweeney’s Learning Segment     Engagement and Data
Newton’s 3 Laws of Motion    Real Life Examples    • Cars, Sports, Activities    • Integrate Real Life Problems in Assessm...
Newton’s 3 Laws of Motion     Student Gathered Data     • Data Probes, Scales, Rulers, etc.     • Students create, use, an...
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Teaching & Learning - lesson overviews

  1. 1. Allen Cascioli Teaching & Learning Covey Heames James Laneville April 1, 2013 Otero Class presentations – Sweeney  Come to the front when its your turn;  Alphabetical by last  Signal given when 1 min. left  Chat / continue more later Voting – link to be sent IMPORTANT – learn & share; your own teaching & job interviews SOON
  2. 2. Plant growth and development A 8th Grade inductive lab to integrate content knowledge with experimental designStudents will design a lab to answer: What factors influence plant growth?
  3. 3. The ChallengesOver a 3 week period of time, 8th grade students may encounter: • How can I identify the independent and dependent variables of my experiment? • How can I control the experimental environment? • What measurement appropriately reflects the changes in the dependent variable? • How can I best present my data to my peers?
  4. 4. What data will be collected? Students will determine the labels on theDay of Plant Height (cm) charts and graphs to increaseGrowth rigor AV1 AV2 AV3 AV4 AV5 AV6 0 Including naming 3 their plants such as AV1 6 for Allen/Volpe Plant 1 9 12 15 18 21 Students will choose to measure plant height, leaf number and/or mass of plants to measure on different intervals of plant growth.
  5. 5. My Chemistry LearningSegment:Solutions!Laura Cascioli
  6. 6. Solutions: Overview with Engaging ExperiencesLike Dissolves T-Shirt Find the best- Like Rule Chromatography Molarity tasting Molarity of Kool-Aid Taste and learn Solubility with Soda: When is Factors it bubbliest? • Emulsion Create the Freezing Point best-tasting Creating with Depression Types of Ice Cream Kool-Aid Solutions & Rock Candy
  7. 7. Molarity Lab: What data will be gathered and explained?Lab Assignment: Make 3 solutions (0.1 M, 0.4 M, 0.7 M) of Kool-Aid and decide which tastes best! 1. Create own procedure Which variables can be measured in the lab? Which cannot? What unit conversions would have to be made? What equipment to use? 2. Create own data table Calculate % error and explain sources of error. 3. Create graphs in excel with trend lines.  relate chemistry equations to y = mx + b Ex: mol= VM Volume is the slope on a plot of mol vs. M
  8. 8. Dragon Genetics:Using model organisms to explore principles of heredity Andréa Covey Teaching & Learning, Spring 2013 Empire State College http://library.thinkquest.org/04oct/01925/Comparing%20dragons.html
  9. 9. What makes the lesson engaging and challenging? Test their Ownership own of traits hypotheses Connect toMythical work of realcreatures scientists Engagement
  10. 10. What type of data will we collect?• Students will collect actual data representing the results of crosses they perform (data collected will vary based on hypotheses) – Frequency of genotypes – Frequency of phenotypes• They may also choose to use Punnet Squares to compare the actual results of their crosses with the probability of those results• We will analyze the data using graphical and statistical methods, as appropriate
  11. 11. Angles of the Sun• Students will collect data from different locations on Earth• This data will be put into a spreadsheet and used to make graphs, charts, and answer questions
  12. 12. • Data from 5 locations on Earth (Latitude, Longitude).• Angle of elevation for each location at 4 different times of year• Clock time at solar noon (when the sun is due south at a given location)• The relevance is answering the question of why we experience seasonal variation
  13. 13. Chemical Reactions Learning Segment Auburn JamesLaboratory Theme Engaging Students• Chemical vs Physical Changes • Encouraging students to – Students hypothesize, view reactions/changes from observe phenomena, then everyday life through a learn concepts and definitions scientific perspective and how they are applied • Using critical thinking and problem solving to interpret• Types of Chemical Reactions observations to piece – Students first observe four together the curriculum types of reactions, use inquiry “facts” to determine what is • Experiments are hands on happening and kinesthetic – Observations lead to discussion/lecture learning the four types of reactions Image from http://wildeboer-fitch.wikispaces.com/Pkaybroiler+Chemical+Reactions
  14. 14. Chemical Reaction Learning Segment Auburn JamesReaction Rate Determination Reaction Rate Observation• Students react Alka Seltzer • Temperature probe monitors tablets in H2O progress of same reactions – Time reaction based on a – Use same reaction provided procedure conditions as before – Manipulate any variables – Connects rate to enthalpy, they choose in 4 more trials exothermic vs endothermic to determine what affects reactions reaction rate – Reaction is complete when – Combine class data and temperature stabilizes determine mathematical – Students compare relationships between 3 temperature data to data variables and reaction rate collected before
  15. 15. • Hudson River discharge unit is used primarily to serve as a post assessment summary comparing weather and climate variables and how they interact in a local setting. Additionally it will have students consider human influences on the river. It will have students hypothesis and prove what natural factors influence the discharge rate of the Hudson River at various locations along it’s length throughout the year.• Students will gather data from http://maps.waterdata.usgs.gov/mapper/index.html a government site, and http://www.weather.com/ a commercial site and compare ease of use and abundance of data to create spreadsheet and climographs based on sites along the river.
  16. 16. Student  Challenges of the Unit  Students will have to think creatively as well Engagement as analytically while gathering records from the USGS sites. • Students will be engaged  Many of the gages that students will want to because the bulk of the use have been discontinued due to lack of data they gather will be funding, or have daily rather than monthly based on locations they averages. Students will have to evaluate the know and choose usefulness the data they wish to incorporate themselves. into their spreadsheets. • USGS.gov uses Google  Students will have to use knowledge of Earth skins where students geography, climate and weather of NYS to come up with an explanation for their data can “fly” to gages and and hypothesis. explore their own  Additionally students will compare a neighborhoods for data. commercial site (Weather.com) to a governmental site ( USGS.gov) and discuss the pros and cons of both in their research. Precip.(in) 5 15000 4  Mean DischargeAvg. Precip. (in) 10000 3 (cfs) 2 5000 1 0 0 Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
  17. 17. Newton’s 3 Laws of MotionAdam Sweeney’s Learning Segment Engagement and Data
  18. 18. Newton’s 3 Laws of Motion Real Life Examples • Cars, Sports, Activities • Integrate Real Life Problems in Assessments Use of RC Cars • Data collecting from RC cars in labs • Students can use to test physics Use of Sports Balls • Classroom demonstrations and lab props • Relates to student interests
  19. 19. Newton’s 3 Laws of Motion Student Gathered Data • Data Probes, Scales, Rulers, etc. • Students create, use, and explain their own data Data Driven Classroom • Experiments & Data not limited to labs only • Classroom activities that yield data for analysis

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