The Curious Case of Carbon (physical science). This is a multidisciplinary unit in which students become part of a scientific team which has discovered an element never before seen on Earth. As a culminating task, students work with their team to create a PowerPoint describing their element, create a snack representing their element, and create a scientific journal article about their element. Findings are reported in a class wide Scientific Convention. Great unit for middle school 6,7,8!
Adapting Journal Articles for High School Students Part 3: How to write your own adaptation! This blog entry describes several ways to adapt a scientific journal article for high school students to read and analyze.
High School Science With Mrs. Lau: Adapting Articles Part 3: Writing Thoughtful Questions A blog entry about how to write thought provoking questions to help students analyze scientific journal article adaptations (or any other scientific study)!