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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.


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.


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 Files:
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.