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UbD Lesson Plan Outline:

Shelby Rog
Date: 4/20/2017
Lesson: The Cell Cycle
Class: Life Sciences-Biology
Grade: 7th

Stage I: Identify Desired Results

1) Enduring Understandings
-Students will understand that the cell cycle is a 4 part process that is collectively called

2) Essential Questions
-Why is learning about the cell cycle process and mitosis important?
-Can you build and label the cell cycle in a diagram?

3) Standards
-PDE Standard - 3.1.10.A4
Describe the cell cycle and the process and significance of mitosis.

-ISTE Standard-1. Empowered Learning (1c.)

Students use technology to seek feedback that informs and improves their
practice and to demonstrate their learning in a variety of ways.

4) Behavioral Objectives
Students will be able to:
1) Identify each stage of the cell cycle.
2) Explain how the cell cycle works from start to finish.
3) Build and label the entire cell cycle.
4) Summarize how important the cell cycle is.
Stage II: Determine Acceptable Evidence

1) Informal Assessments
Academic Prompts

-Open-ended questions will be asked at the beginning, middle, and end of the instruction to
check on students overall understanding of the information. The beginning questions will review
what information was covered last class. The middle questions will include the information being
covered in the current class. The end questions will combine all information covered and if there
are any questions from the students.
-Observe the students attention to detail and ability to create their projects.

2) Formal Assessments
Performance Task and Project

-Students are asked to create their own diagrams of the cell cycle for homework where
they must identify and draw the four stages of mitosis. Their drawing must include each
stage and labels on all of the parts of the cell. The students must also write a summary
of each of the four stages that make up the cell cycle with detail of what occurs and why
mitosis is important. The finished diagrams will be hung up around the room for the
students to observe their classmates work. The students will rank the best two projects
and those students will receive bonus points.

3) Grading criteria and Rubrics

STAGE III: Plan Learning Experiences and Instruction

1. Materials:
-Microscope Slides
-Cells Alive interactive website
-24x36 Construction Paper
-Colored writing utensils
-Pencil Compass

2) Procedures
Step 1) Lesson Plan
T: Present the cell cycle and mitosis process via textbook and PowerPoint. (3- 50 minute
class periods)
S: Answer open-ended questions throughout the class periods.

Step 2) Lesson Plan and Microscope

T: Review lesson. Introduce microscope instructions and cell cycle slides. (1- 50 minute
S: Answer open-ended questions before using microscopes.

Step 3) Technology Integration

T: Review lesson. Present and explain how to use (1- 50 minute class)
S: Use and interact with the website.

Step 4) Project
T: Explain the cell cycle project with examples. (1- 50 minute class)
S: Receive time at the end of class to start brainstorming.

Step 5) Displays
T: Set up classroom for project displays. (1- 50 minute class)
S: Look at all projects and rank the best two displays. Turn in summary papers.

Step 6) Wrap Up
T: Return graded projects and summaries. Review lesson entirely. (1- 50 minute class)
S: Interpret grades and look at teachers notes. Answer open-ended questions.

3) Closure
Review entire lesson from start to finish. The teacher informally assesses the students with
open-ended questions. The assessment allows the teacher to formally evaluate the students
and receive a grade. Students receive a grade on their finished project and summary.