"What If?" A Jigsaw Activity
Students, in groups, consider a scenario in which some structure of a cell has been changed. They explore how structural change affects the function of a cell and create a visual aid to illustrate their observations.
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Unit 2: Global to Local: Understanding My Place in the Hydrosphere
What does the ground around your home have to do with water pollution? Young ecologists learn about their local watershed and create their own cause-and-effect models of the hydrosphere.
6th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Climate Change Impacts on Ecosystem Services
The fourth activity in a series of five has classes participate in a jigsaw to learn about global impacts of climate change and then share their new information with a home group. Groups then research impacts of climate change (droughts,...
7th - 9th Science CCSS: Adaptable
New Review Farming the Desert: Geography of the Sahel
Make the best of what you have! Learners investigate how people of the Sahel region do just that as they modify the land for framing. Collaborative groups research the geography of the Sahel region and how humans impact the ecosystem.
8th - 10th Science CCSS: Designed
Conserving Energy through Grid Modernization
After learning about the technology of grid modernization, middle schoolers investigate its effectiveness in energy conservation. This is accomplished through a collaborative research assignment, resulting in a written summary and...
6th - 8th Science CCSS: Designed