Week 7 – Blog Post

SOL 5.5 The student will investigate and understand that organisms are made of one or more cells and have distinguishing characteristics that play a vital role in the organism’s ability to survive and thrive in its environment. Key concepts include

a) basic cell structures and functions;

b) classification of organisms using physical characteristics, body structures, and behavior of the organism; and

c) traits of organisms that allow them to survive in their environment.

Content knowledge: Students will the basic cell structures and functions.

Technology: Websites to complete structures game.

Pedagogy: This assignment would be assigned before the lesson to provide the students a foundation.

TCK: The students will use the virtual websites to understand what they will  be learning. The next class we will go over what was learned and create a cell collectively.

TPK: Using the interactive websites will  fully engage the students with the material and not just reading the textbook.

PCK: The pedagogy supports the content knowledge because after completing the websites, the students should have enough information of what we will be covered in the next class and they will know the structures and functions.