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ERIC Number: EJ1162615
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0036-8121
Exploring Biological Classification: The Unique Organism Project
Haines, Sarah; Richman, Laila; Hartley, Renee; Schmid, Rachel
Science Activities: Classroom Projects and Curriculum Ideas, v54 n3-4 p74-85 2017
The unique organism project was designed as a culminating assessment for a biological classification unit in a middle school setting. Students developed a model to represent their unique organism. Using the model, students were required to demonstrate how their unique organism interacts with its environment, and how its internal and external structure and organization allowed it to carry out those interactions. The NGSS Cross Cutting Concepts of structure and function, systems, and system models along with the Science & Engineering Practice of constructing models were integrated and emphasized throughout the unit.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Middle Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Maryland
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