Tchg Sci In Mid&Hs
Tchg Sci In Mid&Hs EDUC 512
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Date Created: 10/30/15
Name Amanda K Moody Date November 3 2003 Class High school Biology Topic Genetics Reference to MA Science Framework andor NSES Standard 34 35 3638 Re ective Introduction The use of a question that had no right or wrong answer forces that class to think of their own answers They can not simply go to the internet and find the right answer instead they have to chose a view and then find the research to back it up This give to students ownership for their own choices and arguments The questions are also intended to be very relevant to their own lives allowing them to see how this information could be important and resulting in a more meaningful lesson The lesson also allows the teacher to circulate and ask questions thus addressing what students do and do not know and allowing for amendments to the lesson as necessary including giving more time for research should this be needed or review of concepts that are being confused The evaluation method also calls for indepth re ection and evaluation by the students meaning that they are again forced to take responsibility for their learning Global and Curricular objectives for students Students will combine what they have learned about genetics in an effort to address the ethical issues now arising with new discoveries in the field of genetics Students will be able to combine what they have learned in the genetics unit to make logical arguments on different topics in genetics The student will also make connections between the science they learn in school and their own lives Students will continue to work on their group work and communication skills Brief description of lesson include start middle and end Day 1 Students will be given the instruction sheet and as a class one possible discussion topic will be selected For the topic the class will be broken down into groups based on each students intended argument In their groups they will have the remainder of class to decide on an approach and who will do what that night to prepare for the discussion that will take place the next day Day 2 Each group will be allowed to start by giving a five minute overview of their point of view after which the floor will be opened up for discussion Timing oneonone groups Homework Dl Research for discussion Lesson evaluation Identify successful management learning enjoyment and the evidence of it Refer to objectives Areas for development Student assessment Knowledge skills and understanding New targets Self Evaluation See sheet Adjustments for special needs students Due to the nature of this lesson all students are able to participate in their own ways If a student is good at research and not at speaking they can divide up the tasks so that they can perform at their best I Will also be walking around so that if there is a problem I can identify it and address it Materials equipment and supplies Access to computers internet and relevant literature Safety concerns Based on Turner T and DiMarco W 1998 Learning to Teach Science in the Secondary School NY Routledge Instructions We are going to use everything we have learned about genetics to look at some of the ethical issues that are now being addressed Once we as a class have decided on 2 topics that we will be prepared to discuss you will be allowed to break down into groups based on your intended argument We will break down into different groups for each topic Each group will have 15 minutes in class to decide on how you will make your arguments Each group should plan on giving a five minute presentation outlining their view on the topic at the start of class tomorrow You will then have until class tomorrow to prepare yourself for the class discussion Please remember that we do not have to agree on one answer to these problems In fact this is very unlikely these are issues that have been topics f national debate for a long time and there is no right or wrong answer I ask that you remember that it is the topic we are debating no one should feel under attack for their opinion I would ask that if possible you try to argue the opposite side of one ofthe topics and do not tell us when you are doing this Possible Discussion Topics If an adult knows that there is the possibility that they may posses a gene for a mutation such as PraderWilli syndrome due to a family history do they need to have genetic testing prior to having children If an adult knows that they may develop Huntington s disease what is their responsibility surrounding the issue of raising a family Should people be able to find out now if they will get a genetic disease in years to come Should insurance companies know the results of these tests What about before birth should all babies be screened for genetic diseases If parents are using IVF treatment should only embryos free from genetic disease be implanted in the mother s womb or could this lead to a genetic superrace Should researcher organizations which are identifying sequences for speci c proteins involved in genetic diseases and the establishment of test kits for these diseases have the right to patent these sequences as their own for the purpose of pro t There are now several groups around the world who say they will soon begin a program of human cloning Should it be legal Is it ethical What if it s the only way you can have a child genetically related to you Do you agree with Britain s decision to make human cloning legal for stem cell research or is America right to ban it You tell me Is there a current topic in the eld of genetics that you would like to discuss If so what is it Self Evaluation Name Period I am asking you to complete this evaluation as honestly as possible I feel that you are the only person who can truly answer the following questions Please answer as honestly as possible Please feel free to add comments Circle the answer that you feel is most accurate for you 1 How well did this lesson show what you know about the eld of genetics Poorly Perfectly l 2 3 4 5 2 How well do you understand the field of genetics Poorly Perfectly l 2 3 4 5 3 Please rate your level of appropriateness in today s lesson Inappropriate Very Appropriate l 2 3 4 5 4 Please rate you level of participation and activity in today s lesson you do not have to speak the entire time to give yourself a high participation rating how else can you participate Low Participation High Participation l 2 3 4 5 5 How effectively did you use your knowledge of genetics to make logical arguments Not Effectively Very Effectively l 2 3 4 5 6 How much effort did you put into this lesson None Lots 1 2 3 4 5 7 Did you nd today s lesson to be valuable No not at all Yes very l 2 3 4 Please circle the grade you feel you earned for today s class Please take into account the previous questions and anything else you feel is relevant but please tell me what this was I will average this grade 5050 with the grade I gave you to calculate today s grade 1 2 3 4 5
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