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Activity 6.3 - Functions of All Animals (50 min)
Target Student Performance
Students develop integrated accounts of how all animals grow, move and function through the processes of digestion, cellular respiration, and biosynthesis.
- 6.3 Functions of All Animals PPT
- 6.3 Functions of All Animals Worksheet (1 per student )
- 6.3 Grading the Functions of All Animals Worksheet
- Learning Tracking Tool for Animals
- Assessing the Learning Tracking Tool for Animals
- (Optional) Big Idea Probe: What Happens to the Fat? (1 per student)
- (Optional) Assessing Big Idea Probe: What Happens to the Fat?
Decide how students will construct their explanations (see options in step 3 of the directions). If students will use the worksheet, prepare one copy of 6.3 Functions of All Animals 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 4 of the directions). Prepare a computer and a projector to display the 6.3 Functions of All Animals PPT.
Use the 6.3 Grading the Functions of All Animals Worksheet to grade students’ explanations. Regardless of how students constructed their explanations, they should include similar information.