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ERIC Number: EJ1111086
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 14
ISSN: ISSN-0036-8121
Breathing Life into Engineering: A Lesson Study Life Science Lesson
Lawrence, Maria; Yang, Li-Ling; Briggs, May; Hession, Alicia; Koussa, Anita; Wagoner, Lisa
Science Activities: Classroom Projects and Curriculum Ideas, v53 n4 p137-146 2016
A fifth grade life science lesson was implemented through a lesson study approach in two fifth grade classrooms. The research lesson was designed by a team of four elementary school teachers with the goal of emphasizing engineering practices consistent with the "Next Generation Science Standards" (NGSS) (Achieve Inc. 2013). The fifth grade teachers challenged and encouraged students to build a mechanical model of a working lung after a previous lesson in which the students learned about the human respiratory system. Teachers' goals to improve students' communication skills and ability to collaborate were also successfully addressed by the research lesson.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 5; Intermediate Grades; Middle Schools
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A