Dinosaurs MST Inquiry Unit Erika Gil Patrick Attio Education7204T Advanced Study of Pedagogy and Curriculum in Childhood Fall 2012
Table of Contents Lesson 1 Slides 3&4 Lesson 3 (Scavenger Hunt)Slides 5-9 Lesson 6Slides 10-11 Filamentality website slide 12
Lesson #1: What is a dinosaur? Bloom's Taxonomy: Knowledge, Comprehension Gardner’s Multiple Intelligence(s): Linguistic, Visual/ Spatial Children's Literature: Dinosaursby Gail Gibbons Additives: Graphic Organizer KWL CHART on Dinosaurs to be constructed with the students, Graphic Organizer Pictograph chart with animal cut outs, Chart paper Behavioral Objective: 1) Students will be able to construct a pictograph about eating habits of animals that they are familiar with. 2) Students will be able to contribute to the “K” and “W” sections of a KWL Chart (to be completed at the end of the unit) and, be exposed to vocabulary that is pertinent to this unit. 3) Students will be able to create a Venn diagram about what dinosaurs eat and categorize them into Carnivore, Herbivore, and Omnivore.
Student Performance Based Product (Target rating) for Behavioral Objective #1 Motivational/Constructivist Activity: Pictograph As a Do Now activity the instructor will give out a handout with pictures of animals that they are familiar with such as cats, dogs, cows, pigs, horses, birds, tigers, lions, elephants, giraffes, bears etc, and be asked to group them in 3 columns according to what they eat “Meat” “Plants” “Both”.
Lesson #3: Researching Dinosaurs, Scavenger Hunt Bloom’s Taxonomy: Knowledge, Comprehension, Analysis Gardner’s Multiple Intelligence(s): Linguistic, Visual/ Spatial Additives: Laptops, whiteboard, YouTube video, large post-it paper, markers, glue sticks and scissors Behavioral Objective: 1. To collaboratively compile answers through the internet about dinosaurs’ diet, weight, height, and habitat included in the scavenger hunt. 2. To create a poster that is neat and clear for the reader. Furthermore, the information contained there-in is correct. 3. To convey the information that they have gathered clearly & accurately Assessment: Quantifiable rubric (1-3)
Lesson 3, Motivational/ Constructivist Question What is it like to be a paleontologist for a day? Instructor will review the definition of paleontology and watch a YouTube video Tell Me How- Paleontologist http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ezIe3VzXv_I Paleontology is the study of what fossils tell us about the ecologies of the past, about evolution, and about our place, as humans, in the world. As paleontologist for a day, students will teach each other about the dinosaurs that they researched.
Student Performance Based Product (Target rating) for Behavioral Objective #1-3
Student Performance Based Product (Target rating) for Behavioral Objective #1-3 (con.)
Lesson #6: Making a Scale Drawing of Dinosaurs Bloom's Taxonomy: Comprehension, Application, Knowledge Gardner’s Multiple Intelligence (s): Logical Math, Visual/Spatial, Bodily Kinesthetic Additives: Chart Paper Rulers Markers Projector Photocopies with the dinosaur's body part and original measurements Behavioral Objectives 1. To collaboratively measure and convert numbers with group members 2. To accurately measure and convert numbers with group members 3. To create a small scale size drawing of a dinosaur's body part
Student Performance Based Product (Target Rating) For Behavioral objective #1-3 Dinosaurs name: Allosaurus Skull Actual size: 33.3 in (length) 18 in (height) 3:1 ratio = 36”:12” ratio Length 33.3/3= reduced Length 11.1 Height 21/3= reduced Height 9 inches
Filamentality Website http://www.kn.att.com/wired/fil/pages/listdinosaurdi.html -