Theresa Taylor --What are your students expected to know and do?

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Theresa Taylor --What are your students expected to know and do?
I am a 6, 7, and 8th grade teacher and next year will teach 5th and 6th grade science.  I selected the following:

Conduct an investigation to provide evidence that living things are made of cells; either one cell or many different numbers and types of cells.

Carrying out an Investigation would be the Engineering Practice that I would select.  I would also incorporate questions that expanded from general to higher level checking on understanding as we progressed through the investigation.  The students would be given microscopes and create wet mount slides along with prepared slides of eukaryotes (different cells and tissues from different organs) and prokaryotes.  The students would have learned and discussed the different organelles that make up the cells of animals and plants.  Students would be given supplies and the question, "Cells can be seen with a microscope.  What kinds of YOUR cells can you see under a microscope along with plants being used in the process."  

The students can look for patterns to the cells that they create and are exposed to using the premade slides.   Also, looking at scale and quantity to what they are looking at through the different objectives of 100x and 430x magnification.  

Disciplinary Core:
Discussing cell theory with the students prior to the investigation.  Ask the students what they know about the content and allow them to explore on line eukaryotes and prokaryotes on line.