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Unit Plan: Cycles: From Rot to Radishes Lesson: 8 Time: 1 hour Setting: Classroom Objectives:

Students recommend who GROW should hire as a scientist after reviewing three job applications.

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Lesson Overview:

Students will be able to: understand that being a good scientist requires a range of skills and qualities, identify the weaknesses in an experimental design, know that collaboration is an important aspect of science, modify opinions based on convincing arguments.

Materials:

For each group of 3-4 students:

  • copy of three "Job Applications"
  • copy of "Scoring Sheet"

For each student:

  • copy of "Challenge Sheet"
  • copy of " Scoring Sheet"
Lesson Resources:
Benchmarks for Science Literacy: 1A Scientific World View 1C The scientific enterprise 12D Communication Skills NYS Standards: ELA 1- Language to collect and interpret information and understand generalizations ELA 3- Language for critical analysis and evaluation ELA 4 - Language for communication and social interaction with a wide variety of people
Next Generation Science Standards
Science and Engineering Practices: Obtaining, evaluating, and communicating information

Hogan, Kathleen. Eco-Inquiry: A Guide to Ecological Learning Experiences for the Upper Elementary/Middle Grades. Kendall/Hunt Publishing Company, PO Box 1840, 4050 Westmark Drive, Dubuque, IA 52004-1840., 1994.