Fermilab LInC Online

Science Survivor Class

Unit Description before LInC

The Survivor Project did not exist before the Fermilab LinC Online Class. Some of the Learner Outcomes could not be accomplished. Key elements of Science associated with the Survivor Project were accomplished by teacher instruction.

Grade Level: 10th grade

Subject: Science

Learner Outcomes:

Students were able to use formulas and understand science concepts that were aligned with the State Standards.

Student Task: Students were required to take notes, do homework, and keep a notebook with all-important Science concepts in it. They had opportunities to watch and participate in lab experiments. They were required to take tests and write written reports on their findings

Teacher Role: The teacher introduced the lesson with a lecture followed by a textbook reading assignment. Students were assessed by quiz and participation in a teacher lead class discussion. A lab session and further reading/written homework assignments followed. A multiple-choice test with one essay question was the final assessments.

Grouping: Students worked individually on their class work. They were placed in teams of 2 for lab work.

Hook: Students wanted to learn because the Science content and labs were informative and interesting.

Student-Directed Learning: Any project or assignment was teacher directed. The student was allowed to extend their investigation, but the teacher set the parameters.

Use of Technology: Science films and electronic measuring tools were the only technological instruments used in the class.

Assessment: Students were assessed and graded at the end of each unit. Tests, some reports, notebook evaluation, and labs were graded by use of a percentage scale.

Created for the Fermilab LInC program sponsored by Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory Education Office and Friends of Fermilab, and funded by United States Department of Energy, Illinois State Board of Education, North Central Regional Technology in Education Consortium which is operated by North Central Regional Educational Laboratory (NCREL), and the National Science Foundation.

Author(s): David Tillay (vhsdtillay@hotmail.com)
School: Vallejo High, Vallejo, CA
Created: February 15, 2001 - Updated: December 28, 2002
URL: http://www-ed.fnal.gov/lincon/w01/projects/survivor/scienceunitdescription.html