Step 1: Essential Skill • Each unit has 2 essential skills each for a total of 6. • Determine which essential skill you have the lowest grade in. Check PowerSchool. • Determine which main topic you would like to teach within that essential skill.
Essential Skills Unit 1: Cell Biology • I can explain how macromolecules are built and their roles in the human body. • I can identify the different cell types and their organelle structures and functions. Unit 2: Cells and Energy • I can analyze the importance of enzymes in life processes and explain what would occur in their absence. • I can explain the storage and release of different types of cell energy. Unit 3: Molecular Genetics • I can show how genes are a blueprint for amino acid sequences which determine characteristics. • I can describe the importance of mutations and sexual reproduction leading to genetic variation.
TAC it! • T: Teach me something from that essential skill. • A: Apply it to valid, scientific research that has been conducted within the past 36 months. • C: Connect the concept to the real world.
POL Details • Presentation: 7 minutes • Question and Answer: 3 minutes • Power point should include: • Title page with name and essential skill • Slides with PICTURES, and NO WORDS • Include a picture (or screen shot) of the article where you ound your research at the END of the presentation.
Example Ms. Adabale Biology POL December 4, 2013 • Essential Skill: I can explain the storage and release of different types of cell energy. • Topic: Cellular Respiration
You will be graded on… • T: How well you teach me the topic, accuracy and use of vocabulary • A: How relevant is the research you chose? • C: How knowledgeable are you about the research, and how well can you articulate a connection?