This is an ideal lesson for Biology classes covering properties of water, and a great way to incorporate the STEM approach (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) into your lesson plan. Students will be engineering a water filter in this simple lab that highlights hands-on learners.
Your purchase includes a fully illustrated 19 slide PowerPoint, structured student notes handout, and student lab handout. The PowerPoint has two suggested video links that set the stage for the lab and then bring the lab content to life with a follow up video clip. Also, a notes to teacher document helps you prepare the lab and includes some ideas for a student competition during the lab.
My students love the competition at the end of this lab. The competition element is motivating and ends up relating perfectly to water filtration for a recap at the end of the lesson. The hands-on learners truly shine during this lesson, and I find chances to point out creative approaches to this lab and positively reinforce their ideas.
This lesson was designed for a 90 minute class period and could also be taught in two 40 minute class periods.
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