Lesson 5

Posted June 2, 2017 by sgibbs

For each Lesson in Module 1, reflect on how you would teach this in your class, focusing on one of the following components of the lesson (choose a different component for each lesson/reflection in Module 1).

  • Lesson Objectives
  • Teaching Summary (do activities or estimated times need to be changed?)
  • Suggested Assessment Questions
  • Standards
  • Responsiveness to various student needs

Post your reflection here. 


Submitted by kcwgtt on Tue, 06/27/2017 - 15:48 · Permalink

All of the learning objectives are appropriate for Lesson 5, my only objections is that I believe there are too many. LO 29 -32 are all contained within LO and should not be considered learning objectives, but skills that are acquired through the lesson. In my school district, it is mandated that teachers have the lesson objective, essential question, and standard on the board for students and visitors to the class to see. This large number of learning objectives in one lesson can be confusing to the students and visitors trying to grasp my instruction.

Submitted by eso on Thu, 06/29/2017 - 14:24 · Permalink

The standards for this lesson, particularly NGSS, 4B. (Models may be used to show systems and their interactions), align with most of the other lessons as well, since each lesson is really more practice with the content. I think this is great because it provides scholars with multiple opportunities to experiment with the blocks in a creative way. 

Submitted by person11d on Sun, 08/06/2017 - 23:57 · Permalink

I anticipate teaching my class about epidemiology will be fun for all of us. Zombies are a current trend and one of my passions so it will be easy to draw my student's attention and keep their interest. Making the connection of both the task and how we are going to create the event in our computer model. By adjusting the rate of infection throughout the population, we can make predictions about the result. Same for the rate of recovery, students will explore what will happen when we adjust the rate at which people get sick and recover from the illness.