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Lesson 21 Video: MEA Entertaining Animals

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In this video, SaM-1 introduces a Model Eliciting Activity (MEA) challenge for the students. This video provides background information on why and how animals need to be entertained. Students will have the opportunity to apply what they learned about physical properties and measuring linear lengths as they are asked to design a prototype toy for Florida panthers housed at the CPALMS Rehabilitation and Conservation Center.

In the optional twist, students will need to design a prototype toy suitable for a Florida panther with an injured leg. The optional twist also has a SaM-1 video to introduce the twist challenge.

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General Information

Subject(s): Science, Mathematics, English Language Arts
Grade Level(s): 3
Intended Audience: Students
   
 
Keywords: length, MEA, SaM-1, sam, conservation center, properties, animals, animal toys, toys, enrichment, animal enrichment, engineering design process, model, model eliciting activity, Florida panther, big cats, , behavioral, sensory, cognitive
Instructional Component Type(s): Original Student Tutorial



Aligned Standards

Name Description
LAFS.3.L.3.4: Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning word and phrases based on grade 3 reading and content, choosing flexibly from a range of strategies.
  1. Use sentence-level context as a clue to the meaning of a word or phrase.
  2. Determine the meaning of the new word formed when a known affix is added to a known word (e.g., agreeable/disagreeable, comfortable/uncomfortable, care/careless, heat/preheat).
  3. Use a known root word as a clue to the meaning of an unknown word with the same root (e.g., company, companion).
  4. Use glossaries or beginning dictionaries, both print and digital, to determine or clarify the precise meaning of key words and phrases.
SC.3.N.3.2: Recognize that scientists use models to help understand and explain how things work.
Clarifications:
** Florida Standards Connections: MAFS.K12.MP.4: Model with mathematics.
SC.3.P.8.3: Compare materials and objects according to properties such as size, shape, color, texture, and hardness.
Clarifications:
** Florida Standards Connections: MAFS.3.MD.2.4; MAFS.K12.MP.5: Use appropriate tools strategically; and, MAFS.K12.MP.6: Attend to precision.
LAFS.3.SL.1.1: Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grade 3 topics and texts, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly.
  1. Come to discussions prepared, having read or studied required material; explicitly draw on that preparation and other information known about the topic to explore ideas under discussion.
  2. Follow agreed-upon rules for discussions (e.g., gaining the floor in respectful ways, listening to others with care, speaking one at a time about the topics and texts under discussion).
  3. Ask questions to check understanding of information presented, stay on topic, and link their comments to the remarks of others.
  4. Explain their own ideas and understanding in light of the discussion.
LAFS.3.W.1.2: Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas and information clearly.
  1. Introduce a topic and group related information together; include illustrations when useful to aiding comprehension.
  2. Develop the topic with facts, definitions, and details.
  3. Use linking words and phrases (e.g., also, another, and, more, but) to connect ideas within categories of information.
  4. Provide a concluding statement or section.
LAFS.3.W.3.8: Recall information from experiences or gather information from print and digital sources; take brief notes on sources and sort evidence into provided categories.
SC.35.CS-CS.1.2: Describe how models and simulations can be used to solve real-world issues in science and engineering.
SC.35.CS-CS.1.4: Create a simple model of a system (e.g., flower or solar system) and explain what the model shows and does not show.
MAFS.3.MD.2.4: Generate measurement data by measuring lengths using rulers marked with halves and fourths of an inch. Show the data by making a line plot, where the horizontal scale is marked off in appropriate units— whole numbers, halves, or quarters.


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