A Mini World: Biodomes Engineering Design Project
May 19 2011
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Summary Information


biodome, biome, build, community, create, design, design process, ecosystem, engineering, engineering design process, environment, interaction, energy, flo


Earth Science

Workplace Skills: 

Raising Questions
Problem Solving
Investigation Design
Secondary Research
Planning investigation
Use of Data
Recording & Reporting
Independent Thinking

Estimated Time Required:

5-8 hours

Target Grade (Ages):

Grade 6 (Ages 11-12)

Diversity Indicators:

This lesson is appropriate for all learners. It does require fine motor skills so be sure to group students accordingly.

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Comprehensive game plan for designing ecosystem

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I believe that this lesson plan for the design of a biodome is comprehensive -- from the initial brainstorm and rubric, to the possible extensions of the project itself. I enjoyed the videos that were attached. The video of the data charts was a good way for students to see how to present graphs and the video on the design part gave a way to picture how to build an ecosystem.


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Will definitely show n use

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Will definitely show n use this in enriching the higher order cognition. Good job done.


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Great lesson plan. Good

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Great lesson plan. Good coupling between different biological elements in: foodchain, watercircuits and biome and ecosystems. Students like the design process. Absolutely sure that it's a workmethod we will use again.


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