- Course-Aligned Activities:
- Science Practice 7:
Adapted by me from original work done by Bob Kuhn.
Adapted by me from Sutherland, McNeill, & Colson in Linking science & literacy in the classroom
From The College Board
Science Practice 1:
Model Analysis Activity
Working in groups of three or four, analyze a model:
- Graphically represent the model.
- Explain what it being modeled.
- Describe the simplifications in the model.
Science Practice 2:
Using appropriate mathematics.
Estimate each of the following:
- The number of students in the school.
- The number of people in deer park.
- The number of hairs on your arm.
How is the process that you use similar for each of these activities? How is it different?
Science Practice 3:
Asking scientific questions.
Scientific Questioning Activity
Working in groups of three or four, ask some questions:
- Pick an area of biology that interests you.
- Write two examples of scientifically valid questions.
- Write two examples of scientifically invalid questions
What makes a particular question more or less valid for scientific inquiry?
Revise your scientifically invalid questions to make them valid.
Science Practice 4:
Collecting data.Performance Indicators:
Data Collection Activity
You are interested in investigating the feeding preferences of slugs.
- Determine how you are going to collect data.
- Determine what data you will collect.
- Explain how your data will help you address your question.
Science Practice 5:
From Duncan Rhodes (I think)
Science Practice 6:
Working with explanations and theories.
Adapted by Bob Kuhn from a variety of sources.
Developed by BSCS.
Science Practice 7:
Connecting domains of knowledge.
Inter-Domain Thinking Activity
Choose one of the following statements of biological knowledge:
- Living systems must acquire energy from the environment.
- The cell is the fundamental unit of organization in living systems.
- All living systems share a common ancestor billions of years ago.
List the knowledge from other scientific fields that will inform and support your chosen statement.