Lesson

Microscopic Life

Lesson Overview

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.

Duration
Multiple days
Lesson Type
Traditional Lesson

Series:

Essential Question

How do the structures of protists allow them to move and obtain energy?

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Other Instructional Materials or Notes:

6

Science

  • 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
  • Scissors
  • Ziploc Bags for Storage of cards
  • Disciplinary Literacy instructor sheets
    • KWL
    • Card Sort
    • Bounce Card
    • Exit Tickets
    • Highlighting
    • Matchbook Definitions
    • Anticipation Guide

 

 

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