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#3493. What is an organism?

Science, level: Middle
Posted Fri Jun 24 07:10:41 PDT 2005 by Tarae Nixon (prancingpooh@yahoo.com).
Powell Middle School, Jackson, MS

Lesson Plan #1

Teacher: Tarae Nixon
Subject: Science
Grade: 6
Dates: June 20-21, 2005
Block/Period: All
Estimated Time: 2 class periods
Benchmark: 1a

Objective: Identify, compare and contrast levels of organization including cells, tissues, organs, organ systems and organisms.

The teacher will:
Administer a pre-test comprised of information including the investigation of the structure and functions of living systems.
Discuss the terms cells, tissues, organs, organ systems, and organisms.
List examples of cells, tissues, organs, organ systems, and organisms.
Distribute drumsticks (chicken) to students groups.

The students will complete the following activities:
Take a pre-test
Summarize the teacher's discussion of cells, tissues, organs, organ systems, and organisms in their notebooks.
Read and discuss pages 15-17 (Science Book).
Dissect a chicken drumstick with the thigh still attached.
Disassemble, sketch, and count the muscles of the drumstick.
Compose a one paragraph to one page essay describing why this information is important to know.

Homework: Using a bridge map, the students will analyze cells, tissues, organs, organ systems and organisms.

Evaluations:
Teacher observations
Pre-test
Homework
Written Essay