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Supplemental Materials (pdf)
Background For Teachers:
Before you begin this unit, complete a K-W-L chart as a class showing what students already know and would like to know about seeds and plants. Use this information to help plan mini-lessons for extending the activities provided in the CORE Academy Handbook.
As this is an inquiry-based activity, notice that questions,
investigations, tools for data collection, and journaling response
opportunities are included.
Intended Learning Outcomes:
Invitation to Learn
Shymansky, J. A., Hedges, L.V., & Woodworth, G. (1990). A Reassessment
of the Effects of
Inquiry-Based Science Curricula of the 60’s on Student Performance. Journal
The evidence reveals that inquiry-oriented curricula positively impacts teaching and learning in many areas.
Friel, S. N., Curcio, F. R., & Bright, G. W. (2001). Making Sense of Graphs: Critical Factors Influencing Comprehension and Instructional Implications. Journal for Research in Mathematics Education, 32(2), 124-158.
To be functionally literate, students need to be able to read and understand graphs. Comprehension of graphs includes translation, interpretation, and extrapolation.
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