Decomposers Lesson 1 Learning Goals

Target Performances


Target Performance

Lesson 1 – Pretest and Expressing Ideas and Questions (students as questioners)

Activity 1.1: Decomposers Unit Pretest

Students show their initial proficiencies for the overall unit goal: Questioning, investigating, and explaining how decomposers move and change matter and energy as they live and grow.

Activity 1.2: Expressing Ideas and Questions about Bread Molding

Students ask and record specific questions about changes in matter and energy in response to the unit driving question: What happens when bread molds?

NGSS Performance Expectations

This lesson helps students start thinking about all of the unit NGSS Performance Expectations but does not feature a mastery of any of them.