Bringing It All Together
Video: Watch Using Scientific Discourse to see how a 10th grade biology teacher has her students apply their scientific literacy skills to explore and reason through a problem that the class explores as an inquiry team.
Students learn how to apply scientific reasoning to new problems and then communicate about it with peers.
Teacher: Mary Murphy
School: The Urban School of San Francisco (Private), San Francisco, CA
Discipline: Science (Biology)
Lesson Topic: Transcription and translation: Cracking a code
Lesson Month: January
Number of Students: 13
Reflect: Some teachers might find it challenging to assess individual student work on an open-ended problem involving lots of teamwork. Write down some strategies that you’ve used in the past for assessing this kind of work. Have you ever used peer assessment?