biology

Literacy Design Collaborative (LDC)
Marcus Watson
Katherine L. Bryant
Matt Faircloth
Karen Cox
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English / Language Arts
Interdisciplinary
Science
Physics
8
Middle (6-8)

The Laws of Conservation of Matter and Conservation of Energy are demonstrable through an examination of the photosynthetic process. This module will afford students the opportunity to examine the relationship between matter and energy as evidenced by transformations that take place during...

Where's the Beef?

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Curriculum Embedded Task
Literacy Design Collaborative (LDC)
Toby L. Craver
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10, 11, 12
High (9-12)

According to the United States Department of Agriculture, it is estimated that 25.6 billion pounds of beef will be consumed this year alone. This consumption will account for 79 billion dollars of revenue for the beef industry and give students 79 billion reasons to educate themselves on all...

The Nervous System

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Curriculum Embedded Task
Literacy Design Collaborative (LDC)
Ashley J. Allen
Cory Duty
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Science
Biology
11, 12
High (9-12)

This module is a study of the nervous system with a focus on integration and coordination. Students will draw on content studied during the unit and their readings of primary and secondary sources about the nervous system to write an informational essay. The focal point of this module is...

Curriculum Embedded Task
Literacy Design Collaborative (LDC)
Shannon L. Francisco-Papcun
5
Average: 5 (1 vote)
Science
4
Elementary (K-5)

Students are working on close reading skills through gradual release of text Mimicry and Camouflage. This allows students to work on how to understand, through photos and text, the main ideas/details of text under subheadings. They also improve skills in using context clues to...

Curriculum Embedded Task
Literacy Design Collaborative (LDC)
LeeAnn E. Albrecht
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Science
Biology
9, 10, 11, 12
High (9-12)

This module is intended to be taught at the conclusion of units of study on microbiology, genetics, and scientific inquiry. The knowledge gained from this module supports content learned in these units in Biology. Stem cell research is a potentially controversial topic that warrants research...

Curriculum Embedded Task
Literacy Design Collaborative (LDC)
Cathy Y. Sligh
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Science
Biology
7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Middle (6-8)
High (9-12)

The use of genetically modified organisms by the food industry has become a controversial issue. Students will read various texts about the pros and cons of genetically modified organisms. They will

develop and support an argument about whether GMOs will benefit or harm society....

Curriculum Embedded Task
Literacy Design Collaborative (LDC)
Susan E. Herrington
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8
Middle (6-8)

The obesity problem in the United States if rising, resulting in higher risks of health- related diseases. Rising health-related diseases come with higher health costs. Obesity is considered an epidemic in the United States. To fight obesity, Mayor Bloomberg of New York City proposed a ban on...

Curriculum Embedded Task
Literacy Design Collaborative (LDC)
Chastity Stringer
Susan E. Schultz
Jessica E. Pollard
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Science
Biology
7, 8
Middle (6-8)

Students create an editorial on the ethics of genetic testing. Which will allow them to interact more deeply with the ethical responsibilities due to the advancements in technology.

This LDC module was designed to be embedded within a genetics unit. Before this module, students will...

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Literacy Design Collaborative (LDC)
Katherine L. Bryant
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Science
Biology
Environmental Science
8, 9, 10, 11
Middle (6-8)
High (9-12)

DDT - a pesticide widely used between 1940 and 1960 - was the focus of great controversy. Rachel Carson's book, Silent Spring, published in 1962, describes the detrimental effects of DDT. The publication of the book, in part, led to the creation of the Environmental Protection Agency, which...

Blood Disorders

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Curriculum Embedded Task
Literacy Design Collaborative (LDC)
Ashley J. Allen
Cory Duty
0
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Science
Biology
9, 10, 11, 12
High (9-12)

This module is a study of the blood and circulatory system with a focus on disorders of the blood and treatments of these disorders. Students will use content studied during the cardiovascular system unit and their readings from primary and secondary sources about blood disorders to write a...

Curriculum Embedded Task
Literacy Design Collaborative (LDC)
Eva Bridgeforth
Bridgett Bird
Erin Coker
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Science
6, 7
Middle (6-8)

This module is to be implemented following Activity 50 in Unit C "Micro-Life". Activity 51 has been integrated into the module; choosing to implement the remaining activities is up to the teachers discretion. Prior to teaching this module ensure students have a strong background in how...

Curriculum Embedded Task
Literacy Design Collaborative (LDC)
Mark C. Weese
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Science
7
Middle (6-8)

The goal of this module is for students to learn about the importance of population balance in marine ecosystems and how human activities (specifically fertilizer run-off from nearby farmlands into the Mississippi River) can impact energy webs by changing predator/prey relationships. A lab...

Sample Units & Modules
Asia Society
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In this Ap Chemistry curriculum module, students will learn how and when a disease becomes an epidemic and a pandemic. They will examine how people from different cultures around the world have dealt with diseases through the ages. Specifically, students will investigate plant, animal and human...

Curriculum Embedded Task
Educational Policy Improvement Center (EPIC)
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Science
Anatomy & Physiology
Biology
11, 12
High (9-12)

As potential future healthcare providers (and healthcare recipients), students should be aware that medical mistakes are fairly common, and can be very costly to both care providers and patients. In this task, students will research three examples of related medical mistakes and write a journal...

Medical Mysteries

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Curriculum Embedded Task
Stanford Center for Assessment, Learning, and Equity (SCALE)
Susan E. Schultz
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Science
Biology
9, 10
High (9-12)

In this task, students are asked to construct an argument about the probable cause of death of a fictitious young man who collapsed and died at a local university. Students are given a set of information and will be continuously supplied with new information and the results of lab tests...

Curriculum Embedded Task
Achieve
5
Average: 5 (2 votes)
Interdisciplinary
Mathematics
Science
Algebra 2
Biology
10, 11
High (9-12)

In this task, the students mathematically model changes in the bee colony numbers from the United States and from two individual states, California and South Dakota.

Students then use their constructed mathematical models to describe factors affecting the bee colony populations. The...