For entry one, submitting student work showing learning over time I
was thinking about using a FOSS module called "Diveristy of Life"
which for me (7th grade science) would be used to address Structure
and Function (e.g. what is life, cells, levels of organization) It
seems to cover the whole tamale of Structure and Function content
One question is: What does NBPTS mean by "important concept" that
the 3 activities must all direct relate to? Is the "concept"
Structure and Function" or something like: "Humans, and all other
complex life-forms, are made of cells." or "Cells have defining
structures, such as membranes, cell walls, nuclei, chloroplasts,
ribosomes, mitochondria, and cytoplasm." The latter is actually 2
concepts, so would i only choose one and hope to find 3 activites
producing student work to collect?
For entry 2, probing understanding through large-group discussion:
what immediately sprang to mind is what is alive/what isn't. Always
great discussions, misconceptions. Is this verbotin since it
technically falls into "structure and function?" or am I allowed to
define "unit" as a functional term as it works for me in my
classroom? My district has organized the curriculum into: Structure
& Function, Disease, Light & Sound, Astronomy (Seasons, meteors,
asteroids), and Heredity
Any help on this little quandry would be appreciated.
Additionally, I'd be interested to hear of what other people did,
particularly for entry 1.