Design Your Own

Apply scientific principles to designing an experiment to study organisms living on the coral reef in our oceans. Through reading, individuals learn about the coral reef ecosystem and important factors that affect its function. Using the experimental design, collaborative groups form a hypothesis and design an experiment to test it.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Create a glossary of new vocabulary during the unit
  • Assign a different question to each collaborative group for variation
Classroom Considerations

  • Requires a high school reading level, as it expects pupils to read and synthesize the material
Pros

  • Allows for differentiation as learners build their own experimental model
  • Provides the background knowledge necessary to complete the task
Cons

  • None