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Cube Wars

Time Frame:
1 class period that runs 60 minutes.

Group Size:
Individual


 

Summary:
Students fill out squares with information about the levels of organization. Students then challenge each other in a timed event to put the cubes into the correct order.

Main Curriculum Tie:
SEEd - Grade 7 (2017)
Strand 7.3: Structure and Function of Life 7.3.3

Construct an explanation using evidence to explain how body systems have various levels of organization. Emphasize understanding that cells form tissues, tissues form organs, and organs form systems specialized for particular body functions. Examples could include relationships between the circulatory, excretory, digestive, respiratory, muscular, skeletal, and nervous systems. Specific organ functions will be taught at the high school level.

Materials:

  • paper
  • book or Internet
  • colored pencils and or crayons
  • scissors
  • worksheet

Attachments

Student Prior Knowledge:
Students should already have background on the levels of Organization. Students may need some guidance at the first to get them started. Give them an example on the board that they cannot use.

Instructional Procedures:

  1. Play the music from “Star Wars”. Tell the students that today they will be playing Cube Wars!!!!
  2. Sketch the chart on the board.
  3. Fill out part of the chart using the students to feed you information or have several different students fill it out with the classes help. These specific examples cannot be used by the students on their papers.
  4. Hand out the worksheet and text books. The students complete using their best effort. The drawings need to be good enough that others can tell what they are.
  5. After the students have filled out the paper have them cut out the cubes and challenge other students to put them back in the correct order.

Assessment Plan:
Scoring Rubric:

1. Complete, best effort, used time effectively……………….…4
2. Complete, best effort, ……..………………………...3
3. Partially complete and lacking effort………………………..2
4. Started lab and did not complete………………………………1

Bibliography:
Lesson Design by Jordan School District Teachers and Staff.

Author:
Utah LessonPlans

Created Date :
Oct 03 2014 10:21 AM

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