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Goal-Directed Instructional Design Plan – Biomes Research

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Date Added to MERLOT: January 29, 2012
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Submitter : Bob Carl


Biomes Research Project - Middle School Level

Type:  Goal-Directed Instructional Design Plan

This lesson plan for Middle School age students is designed to walk students through building their own biome and researching all items in the biome and how they interact with each other.

biomes, Goal Directed, research, instructional design, CEP811

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Primary Audience: Middle School
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Language: English
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Avatar for Elise Fiechtner
2 years ago

Elise Fiechtner (Teacher (K-12))

This lesson did a good job of helping students actually build the biome.  I like the idea of not only having students reserch different aspects that make up a biome (plants, animals) but also to build the relationships.  This takes the lesson one step further and to a higher level thinking process.

Avatar for Lisa Joseph
2 years ago

Lisa Joseph (Teacher (K-12))

I think the basic premise of this lesson is sound. Learning about the balance of the world’s ecosystems is wonderful. However, I do feel like the technology element of this lesson needs some work. After review, it appears that the only use of technology is the Internet search engine. I would like to see some other technology integrated in with this lesson. Perhaps a collaborative Wiki or Google to share their findings. It might be fun to have students collect their information and create a Glog. I think it is a great intro lesson that would be enhanced with greater technology.

Time spent reviewing site: 15 minutes

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