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Animals | Activity 6.2

(Optional) Activity 6.2: Explaining How All Animals Grow, Move, and Function (50 min)

Students synthesize their learning to answer the Three Questions for how all animals grow, move, and function.

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Decide how students will construct their explanations (see options in step 6 of the directions). If students will use the worksheet, prepare one copy of 6.2 Explaining Functions that All Animals Share Worksheet for each student. If students will create a PowerPoint, check that computers or tablets are working and ready. If students will make a poster, get one poster for each pair of students or small group. Decide how you will have students present their explanations (see step 7 of the directions). Prepare a computer and a projector to display the PPT.


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


Use the 6.2 Grading the Explaining Functions that All Animals Share Worksheet to grade students’ explanations. Regardless of how students constructed their explanations, they should include similar information.