Size Does Matter: Brain Size in Mammalian Carnivores


Resource ID#: 154616 Primary Type: Lesson Plan

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Subject(s): Science, English Language Arts
Grade Level(s): 9, 10
Intended Audience: Educators educators
Suggested Technology: Document Camera, Computer for Presenter, Internet Connection, LCD Projector, Overhead Projector, Speakers/Headphones
Instructional Time: 2 Hour(s)
Resource supports reading in content area:Yes
Keywords: text complexity, informational text, mammalian carnivores, cognitive ability in animals, brain evolution, social brain hypothesis
Resource Collection: FCR-STEMLearn Literacy in STEM 2016

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Click "View Site" to open a full-screen version. This tutorial is designed to help secondary science teachers learn how to integrate literacy skills within their science curriculum. This tutorial focuses on using specific textual evidence to support students' responses as they analyze science texts. The focus on literacy across content areas is designed to help students independently build knowledge in different disciplines through reading and writing.

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Words in the Wild: Vocabulary Strategies:

Click "View Site" to open a full-screen version. This tutorial is designed to help secondary science teachers learn how to integrate literacy skills into their science curriculum. This tutorial will demonstrate a number of strategies teachers can impart to students to help them use context clues to determine the meaning of unfamiliar words within science texts. It will also help them teach students how to select the appropriate definition from reference materials. The focus on literacy across content areas is intended to help foster students' reading, writing, and thinking skills in multiple disciplines.

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