I chose an insect research unit from our curriculum for this project because I had already added some new components to the unit last year. This four-week research project is based on a Common Inquiry Process where students find answers to their questions about insects while researching a specific insect of their choosing. The choices of insects are intentionally limited to ensure that print and electronic resources are available, of good quality, and are as age appropriate as possible. Collaboration is encouraged for students who choose like insects. Students begin by sharing what they know about insects and then learn about common traits such as body structure. Students use a flow map to guide them through this project which culminates in presenting their research by developing a Google web site.
Thanks for viewing my Prezi. I've also included a document below that outlines this unit in more detail along with analysis and rational for the modifications using the SAMR model.