Transformations in Matter and Energy Carbon TIME is an NSF-funded partnership led by Michigan State University
Activity 6.1 - Explaining Other Examples of Animals Growing, Moving and Functioning (50 min)
Target Student Performance
Students develop integrated accounts of how other animals (salmon, mealworms, dolphins) grow, move and function through the processes of digestion, cellular respiration, and biosynthesis.
Resources You Provide
- (From previous lesson) 1.2 Expressing Ideas and Questions Tool for Animals Growing
- (From previous lesson) 3.2 Mealworms Investigation Class Results 11 x 17 Poster or 3.2 Mealworms Investigation Class Results Spreadsheet
- (From previous lesson) 3.3 Evidence-Based Arguments Tool for Mealworms Eating
- 6.1 Explaining Other Examples of Animals Moving and Growing PPT
- 6.1 Other Animals Reading: Dolphins
- 6.1 Other Animals Reading: Mealworms
- 6.1 Other Animals Reading: Salmon
- 6.1 Dolphins Worksheet
- 6.1 Mealworms Worksheet
- 6.1 Salmon Worksheet
- 6.1 Grading Dolphins Worksheet
- 6.1 Grading Mealworms Worksheet
- 6.1 Grading Salmon Worksheet
- Three Questions 11x17 Poster (1 per class)
- Three Questions Handout (Color Version)
- Three Questions Handout (BW Version)
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 and Questions Tool for Animals Growing and 3.3 Evidence-Based Arguments Tool for Mealworms Eating. Prepare a computer and a projector to display the PPT.
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.
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.