Students will begin by analyzing various examples of hybrids, and then di erentiate between hybrids (that involve crossbreeding via sexual reproduction) and mashups (the combination of two unlikely things). Students will then be asked to create a mashup, a ctional short story that uses narrative techniques to describe what happens when content concepts are applied to unrelated, real-world contexts. Through writer workshops and peer reviews, students will create a high quality piece of writing to publish. This lesson is best done at the end of a unit or project, once students feel con dent with content and are ready to apply it in non-routine ways.
Special Edition: Students will use New York Hall of Science’s (NYSCI) Noticing Tools iPad app, Fraction Mash, to complete a math assignment that turns their mashup into an image to study proportions and fractions embedded in their image.
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