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Cosmic Oranges: Observation and Inquiry Through Descriptive Writing and Art

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Grades 6 – 8
Lesson Plan Type Standard Lesson
Estimated Time Four 45-minute sessions
Lesson Author

Rebecca Manery

Chicago, Illinois

Publisher

International Reading Association

 

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Michael Crain

October 20, 2014

I have actually expanded this to include having the students "dissect" the orange and the orange skin and then make observations under the microscope. By doing this the students are given additional practice making observations and also furthers their familiarity with a microscope.

To end the project I have asked the students to create a final report on if it is better to "eat the humans" or to start to consume the newly found "oranges".

 

 

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