The lesson integrates language arts and science through the use of a Model Eliciting Activity. The lesson requires student collaboration to develop a solution to a problem. Chemistry is integrated because they must utilize their knowledge of the periodic table.
Model Eliciting Activities, MEAs, are open-ended, interdisciplinary problem-solving activities that are meant to reveal students’ thinking about the concepts embedded in realistic situations. Click here to learn more about MEAs and how they can transform your classroom.