Prezi is similar to a power point presentation, but better in so many ways. This prezi teaches students about how to think like a scientist.
This includes observing, inferring, predicting, classifying, and making models.
*52 slide prezi
*Worksheet that follows the prezi - 4 pages
*Vocab worksheet to go with lesson
*Vocab examples(2) and definition given for words (8 vocab words)
*8 question quiz
*answers for quiz
I have used this lesson with 7th grade students, mild/moderate sped. My son is also in the 7th grade (gen. ed) and was not understanding his chapter about this by simply reading from the text, so I showed him this lesson. The visuals and clips make this more accessible for a variety of learners, hitting many modalities. My students had fun with this and enjoyed the lesson. I have 49 minute periods and used one and a half periods for the prezi, but could be done in one. The vocab took one period. This lesson would also be appropriate for students grades 5-9. I would suggest a review game to go right before the quiz. Making this a 3-4 day unit.
I hope this helps your students as much as it has helped mine.
**This is a zip file, so you will need to know how to unzip. I have a free download on how to do this and tpt also provides instructions on how to unzip. If you are using a PC, getting the prezi downloaded may take several minutes, so please be patient. If you are on a mac it is almost instantaneous.