Nanuet Union Free School District
Area of Study: Science
Grade Level/Course: Grade 10
developed by: F. Darsa
Nanuet Learner Standard(s):
New York State Learning Standard(s):
MST Standard 4: Science (Commencement Level)
Students will understand and apply scientific concepts, principles, and theories pertaining to the physical setting and living environment and recognize the historical development of ideas in science.
The Living Environment: Key Idea 5: Organisms maintain a dynamic equilibrium that sustains life.
MST Standard 2: Information Systems (Commencement Level)
Students will access, generate, process, and transfer information using appropriate technologies.
Key Idea 1: Information technology is used to retrieve, process, and communicate information and as a tool to enhance learning
Nanuet Content Standard(s):
Science Standard 3 (High School Level)
Students know the characteristics and structure of living things, the processes of life, and how living things interact with their environment.
Instructional Technology Standard 1: Communication (High School Level)
Students will use technology to communicate effectively and creatively.
Instructional Technology Standard 2: Information Access and Processing (High School Level)
Students will use technology tools to access, retrieve, interpret and evaluate information.
Instructional Technology Standard 3: Productivity (High School Level)
Students will use technology and its applications to maximize personal and professional productivity.
Benchmarks (New York State/Nanuet):
How the structure of each of
the human body systems is adapted for its function.
Students must be able to use
the Scientific Method as a problem-solving tool.
Context for the Task:
This project will take place during the 4th quarter. It will be worth a percentage of the 4th quarter grade.
"You and the members of your group have chosen or have been assigned a human body system. You will create a PowerPoint multi-media presentation to present to the class. The presentation should be 5 minutes long. The task will be presented in such a way that each member of the group will actually present to the class. You will be required to keep a log of your progress; the log will be graded.
Your classmates, as well as your teacher, will have input into the grade you will receive on this project. The average grade your peers give you will be averaged with the grade you receive from the teacher."
Time and Materials Required to Complete the Task:
Time: One month.
Materials: Access to a computer with Internet access.
Before the students use PowerPoint they will need to be trained on how it is used. Once they are comfortable students can assist each other in completing the technology part of the task.