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Animals | Activity 6.1

Activity 6.1: Explaining Other Examples of Animals Growing, Moving, and Functioning (50 min)

Students practice answering the Three Questions for mealworms, fish, dogs, birds, and people using modified Explanations Tools for biosynthesis, digestion, and cellular respiration.

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Setup

Prepare several copies of each version of 6.1 Other Animals Reading and 6.1 Dolphins/Mealworms/Salmon Worksheet, so that there is one reading and the accompanying worksheet for each student. Gather the class results poster and spreadsheet from Activity 3.2, as well as their completed copies of 1.2 Expressing Ideas Tool for Animals Growing and 3.3 Evidence-Based Arguments Tool for Mealworms Eating. Prepare a computer and a projector to display the PPT.

Directions

1. Use the instructional model to show students where they are in the course of the unit.

Assessment

Use 6.1 Grading Dolphins/Mealworms/Salmon Worksheet to grade the explanation tools. Although the animals are different, the answers should be similar across all the animals.

Tips

Emphasize the similarities among the explanations of all animals. There are different animals, but many of the chemical changes at the atomic-molecular scale are the same. The same rules apply to all examples of animals.

Extending the Learning

Have students read the articles and/or watch the videos listed in the Digging Deeper section of the 6.1 Other Animals Readings.