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 from the 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
- Life Science: Diversity of Life – Protists, Fungi and Plants
- 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.