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IPLANT: Lessons in the collaborative model

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IPLANT: Lessons in the collaborative modelthe,The

    IPLANT: Lessons in the collaborative model

    Teacher will prepare:

    ; 6 Task cards: Students will be given an area to research and

    investigate through experimentation. They will record their

    results in a scientific journal and discuss ways in which to

    communicate their findings.

    ; The 6 task cards can be in any of the various science strands

    for any grade level.

    ; After a period of investigation and research, students will

    present their findings to each other and discuss how the

    information can be important to their own specific area of

    interest. They will be asked to make connections between

    their different areas and use information to create new

    questions they can investigate within their area of the strand.

    ; The results of their experiments and any new questions to be

    explored will be posted and built on over time.

    ; Goal: to see possible experiment and idea pages increase with

    number of questions and possible experiments to do to

    develop the IPlant for XXXrm of Mr./Ms. XXX.

An Example for fourth grade:

    1. Adaptations: Plants (life science) 2. Adaptations: Animals (life science) 3. Resources: renewable and nonrenewable (alternative

    energy/conservation)

    4. Earth processes (earth science) 5. Climate (meteorology + climatology) 6. Weather

Task Card #1 Adaptations of plants

    1. Keep a Scientific Journal with the following information:

    a. Big Question

    b. Predication

    c. Procedure/ material list

    d. Data

    e. Conclusion

    f. New question

    *** Researchers: You are responsible for a Scientific Journal with all the information labeled above. Your procedure section will include the sites that were visited and books you read and any additional resources utilized. Your data section will include all notes you take from the resources mentioned in the procedure area.

    *** Experimenters: You will be responsible for a Scientific Journal with all information labeled above. Take careful notes and make careful scientific drawings and observations. Your procedure section will include a detailed step by step process that can be duplicated by another scientist reading your notes.

    2. Choose your responsibility from the choices offered.

    3. Collaborate and work as a team.

    Discuss in a group: analyze the data obtained and identify trends. Formulate conclusions based upon the identified trend in the data. Discuss and decide if the data collected is consistent with the formulated question and if it supports the prediction for the investigation.

    Task card 1.

    Person 1: Experiment 1 Person 2: Research

    1. Plan a simple investigation 1. Locate information related

    that identifies the variables to an investigation.

    to be controlled. 2. Provide your group with 2. Use your science journal the information and help

    to record data in an them to construct a

    organized format. (you can relevant question and help

    make charts, logs, lists, to plan the investigation.

    tables etc.) 3. Choose an appropriate

    3. Conduct a controlled graphic representation for

    investigation in life cycle. collected information for 4. Formulate a relevant research.

    question that based on

    through observations that

    can be tested by an

    investigation.

    Person 3: Experiment 2 Person 4: Research

    1. Plan a simple investigation

    that identifies the variables to 1. Locate information about

    be controlled. 2. Provide your group with 2. Use your science journal to the information and help record data in an organized

    them to construct a format. (you can make charts,

    relevant question and help logs, lists, tables etc.)

    to plan the investigation. 3. Conduct a controlled

    investigation in life cycle. 3. Choose an appropriate 4. Formulate a relevant question graphic representation for

    that based on through collected information for observations that can be tested research. by an investigation.

    Task card 1.

    Adaptations for Plants Ideas:

    1. An experiment: How much water evaporates from the leaves

    of a plant in the desert?

    a. Student can try different plants specific to the desert.

    They will wrap a plastic bag around the leaves of

    different plants and record the amount of water that is

    caught in the bag.

    b. Students can make comparisons between leaves that

    will be studied in the above experiment. They will note

    differences and make predictions based on what they

    believe will happen.

    c. Students will analyze information and draw conclusions.

    d. Students will conduct research about leaves of plants in

    the desert and apply to their findings.

    e. Students can look at additional characteristics/

    behaviors of plants… such as when they bloom, when

    they lose their leaves, when they open their leaves.

    2. What adaptations are prevalent in plants in the desert? 3. What adaptations are prevalent in plants in the rainforest? 4. What causes these adaptations?

    5. How do these adaptations relate to other factors that are

    going on in their environment?

Task card #2 Adaptations of animals

    1. Keep a Scientific Journal with the following information:

    a. Big Question

    b. Predication

    c. Procedure/ material list

    d. Data

    e. Conclusion

    f. New question

    *** Researchers: You are responsible for a Scientific Journal with all the information labeled above. Your procedure section will include the sites that were visited and books you read and any additional resources utilized. Your data section will include all notes you take from the resources mentioned in the procedure area.

    *** Experimenters: You will be responsible for a Scientific Journal with all information labeled above. Take careful notes and make careful scientific drawings and observations. Your procedure section will include a detailed step by step process that can be duplicated by another scientist reading your notes.

    2. Choose your responsibility from the choices offered.

    3. Collaborate and work as a team.

    Discuss in a group: analyze the data obtained and identify trends. Formulate conclusions based upon the identified trend in the data. Discuss and decide if the data collected is consistent with the formulated question and if it supports the prediction for the investigation.

    Task card 2.

    Person 1: Experiment 1 Person 2: Research

    1. Plan a simple investigation 1. Locate information related

    that identifies the variables to an investigation.

    to be controlled. 2. Provide your group with 2. Use your science journal the information and help

    to record data in an them to construct a

    organized format. (you can relevant question and help

    make charts, logs, lists, to plan the investigation.

    tables etc.) 3. Choose an appropriate 3. Conduct a controlled graphic representation for

    investigation in life cycle. collected information for

    4. Formulate a relevant research.

    question that based on

    through observations that

    can be tested by an

    investigation.

    Person 3: Experiment 2 Person 4: Research

    1. Plan a simple investigation

    that identifies the variables to 1. Locate information about

    be controlled. 2. Provide your group with 2. Use your science journal to the information and help record data in an organized

    them to construct a format. (you can make charts,

    relevant question and help logs, lists, tables etc.)

    to plan the investigation. 3. Conduct a controlled

    investigation in life cycle. 3. Choose an appropriate 4. Formulate a relevant question graphic representation for

    that based on through collected information for observations that can be tested research. by an investigation.

Task card 2.

Adaptations for animals Ideas:

    1. An experiment: How do Jackrabbits stay cool in the desert?

    a. Student can observe jackrabbits at rest and note where

    the ears stand on their heads at different times of the

    day. They can take pictures of Jackrabbits on a desert

    walk and compare the pictures.

    b. Students can make comparisons between animals that

    will be studied in an experiment. They will note

    differences and make predictions based on what they

    believe will happen.

    c. Students will analyze information and draw conclusions.

    d. Students will conduct research about animal body parts

    in the desert and apply to their findings.

    e. Students can look at additional characteristics/

    behaviors of animals…

    f. Students can research strangest adaptations in animals.

    2. What adaptations are prevalent in animals in the desert?

    3. What adaptations are prevalent in animals in the rainforest?

    4. What causes these adaptations?

    How do these adaptations relate to other factors that are going on in their environment?

Task Card #3 Resources: renewable and non renewable

    resources

    1. Keep a Scientific Journal with the following information:

    a. Big Question

    b. Predication

    c. Procedure/ material list

    d. Data

    e. Conclusion

    f. New question

    *** Researchers: You are responsible for a Scientific Journal with all the information labeled above. Your procedure section will include the sites that were visited and books you read and any additional resources utilized. Your data section will include all notes you take from the resources mentioned in the procedure area.

    *** Experimenters: You will be responsible for a Scientific Journal with all information labeled above. Take careful notes and make careful scientific drawings and observations. Your procedure section will include a detailed step by step process that can be duplicated by another scientist reading your notes.

    2. Choose your responsibility from the choices offered.

    3. Collaborate and work as a team.

    Discuss in a group: analyze the data obtained and identify trends. Formulate conclusions based upon the identified trend in the data. Discuss and decide if the data collected is consistent with the formulated question and if it supports the prediction for the investigation.

Task card 3.

    Person 1: Experiment 1 Person 2: Research

    1. Plan a simple 2. Locate information related

    investigation that to an investigation.

    identifies the variables to 3. Provide your group with

    be controlled. the information and help 2. Use your science journal them to construct a

    to record data in an relevant question and help

    organized format. (you to plan the investigation.

    can make charts, logs, 4. Choose an appropriate

    lists, tables etc.) graphic representation for 3. Conduct a controlled collected information for

    investigation in life cycle. research.

    4. Formulate a relevant

    question that based on

    through observations that

    can be tested by an

    investigation.

    Person 3: Experiment 2 Person 4: Research

    1. Plan a simple investigation 1. Locate information about

    that identifies the variables to 2. Provide your group with

    be controlled. the information and help 2. Use your science journal to them to construct a record data in an organized

    relevant question and help format. (you can make charts,

    to plan the investigation. logs, lists, tables etc.)

    3. Choose an appropriate 3. Conduct a controlled

    investigation in life cycle. graphic representation for 4. Formulate a relevant question collected information for

    that based on through research. observations that can be tested by an investigation.

    Task card 3.

    Renewable/ non renewable ideas for experimentation and study:

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