Students will investigate structures of protists and fungi by a) creating a KWL chart of the different types of protists b) observing videos and completing an online investigation and drawing conclusions about these different microscopic organisms – how the specialized structures of each microorganism allow for movement and obtaining energy. c)They will construct 2-D how models of each protist and explain how each moves and obtains energy using specialized structures. c)Students will analyze informational text to argue whether a sample fungus is parasitic, symbiotic or saphrophytic. d)Students will learn how to use compound and dissecting microscopes as part of the Learning Why-Hobby Shop Simulation.
How do the structures of protists allow them to move and obtain energy?
Other Instructional Materials or Notes:
- Either a computer with internet connected to a smartboard for teacher guided or a Chromebook/laptop/tablet for 1:1
For extension of lesson:
- A device with camera capability such as a phone, iPod, or iPad that can be turned into a microscope
- A computer/laptop on which to download pictures and a place to share them.
- Sticky Notes (3 different colors)
- Chart paper or legal size paper for KWL chart
- Lab sheets for students
- Card Sort (Map and pieces)
- The Fungus Files Reading Material p.2-5 (numbered 8-11) for students
- Ziploc Bags for Storage of cards
- Disciplinary Literacy instructor sheets
- Card Sort
- Bounce Card
- Exit Tickets
- Matchbook Definitions
- Anticipation Guide
- 6.L.4B.5 Analyze and interpret data to compare how endothermic and ectothermic animals respond to changes in environmental temperature.
- 6.L.5 The student will demonstrate an understanding of the structures, processes, and responses that allow protists, fungi, and plants to survive and reproduce.