This Unit Summary identifies the location in the Microworlds unit where particular enhancements would fit. These enhancements were written by the SPS PSEP team members to be utilized in their classrooms during the academic year ’15-’16. NOTE: The Optimizing Vinegar Eels Observation ED Enhancement is meant to be performed once EITHER after Lesson 11 OR with Lesson 14.
Microworlds Unit Summary
Lesson #
Lesson Name
Enhancements
1
Observing a Penny

2
Communicating Observations

3
Learning about Lenses

3.5
Water Drops and Magnification
To be done AFTER Lesson 3.5

Water Drops and Magnification - CER Enhancement
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4
Looking through a Lens
To be done AFTER Lesson 4

Making a Microscope - Engineering Enhancement
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5
Learning to use a Microscope

6
Practicing with a Microscope
Optional
7
Field of View
(Seeing More with Less)
Optional
8
Preparing Slides
To be done AFTER Lesson 8

Optimizing Microscopes - Engineering Enhancement
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9
What is it?
To be done AFTER Lesson 9

What is it? - CER Enhancement
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10
Exploring Common Objects

11.1
Looking Inside an Onion
To be done AFTER this lesson to build
schema and experience for using slides

Optimizing Vinegar Eel Observation - Engineering Enhancement
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11.2
Controlled Experiment

11.3
Making a Model of a Cell

11.4
Observing Elodea

12-14
Looking at Living Things
To save time, you can look at all 3 organisms in 1 day.

To be done WITH Lesson 14 as enrichment
and/or summative assessment
Optimizing Vinegar Eel Observation - Engineering Enhancement
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To be done AFTER Lesson 14
Is it Alive? - CER Enhancement
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15
Looking at Living Things:
Hay Infusion

16
A Student Planned Experiment
OMIT this lesson
Group Members:
Tamara Alston, Julie Childers, Susie Henderson, Visala Hohlbein, Joe Kunkel, Ross Nadal, Angie Nall, Gretchen Salter, Sandy Smith-Kennewick, Heather St. John, Onny Tabares, Marcia Ventura