Miriam Sutton Rubric - Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute

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U
NIT
E
VALUATION


P
REDICTING
G
ROWTH

Your thoughts on these lessons/activities will be critical to the continued refinement of these specific
topics, as well as to the development of future teaching units.

Teacher’s Name

Miriam Sutton

School

Newport M
iddle School

Email

msutt@mac.com

Phone

252.808.7485

Grade(s)

8

Class Size

18

Unit Taught

Marine Biology

Subject/topic

Microbiology/Predicting Growth



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VERALL
TEACHING

UNIT






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Provides adequate background information for teachers

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Includes appropriate sequence of lessons/activities

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Easily integrated with national standards

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Grade appropriate and/or adaptable to grade level;
comprehensible to students

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Interesting/motivating/compelling to students

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CTIVITIES






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Consistent with unit objectives

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Engage students in the scientific process

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Incorporate real
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Integrate technology appropriately

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Appropriate for a variety of learning styles

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Include sufficient extension activity(ies)

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Teaches described concepts

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C
ULMINATION
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ASTERY






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Includes
information on product/process assessment

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Offers ways to assess students’ thinking about the topic.

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Results in creative, authentic student work

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student reflection on learning

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12/14/2013

Education and Research: Testing Hypotheses

Teaching Application Evaluation Instrument



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What are the strengths of this topic/lesson?
This lesson provides a nice outline for conducting an
experimental study of the microorganisms found around a school. The Podcast, used as an
introduction into the wo
rld of microorganisms, piques student interest for the activity to follow.
Directions on plate preparations and the inoculation procedures are very helpful and the activity
follows the scientific method.


What are the weaknesses of this topic/lesson?
(My
evaluation comment is only to clarify the intent of this
activity. The concepts and objectives noted in this activity are explored but the title may need to
be changed to represent the activity’s focus.) This lesson focuses more on proper techniques for
mi
crobial research rather than on specific marine biology science standards for concepts related
to microbe classification, observation, reproduction, biogeochemical cycles, or pathogenic
variables.


What modifications are needed to improve this topic/lesson
?
I modified this lesson to comply with the
safety protocols for middle school science. I completed all inoculations and each Petri dish was
sealed prior to incubation and student observations. I also modified the “Predicting the Growth
of Microorganisms


Results Worksheet” to accommodate the changes I made for the middle
school classroom and have included documents noting these accommodations.


Please include any additional comments that you think will be useful to you and others at next year’s
workshop.
(See the modifications noted above.)


Please let us know of any resources (Web sites, materials, etc.) that you used or think would be useful to
enrich/enhance the unit.
In addition to the websites listed in the activity, I also used the following
websites

to assist the students in background information pertaining to microbes:



http://www.microbeworld.org/

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This website includes information on microbes and links to
audio and video files. You can also find links

to iPod, iTouch, and Android apps for microbes.



http://serc.carleton.edu/microbelife/

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This website is an excellent resource for microbial
information and also contains a links page with several othe
r microbiology resources and
classroom activities.


Thank you very much for your time and assistance with this evaluation. If you are interested in
participating in future EARTH workshops
,

please let me know. Using an activity and completing this
rubric ar
e requirements for participation. We will be discussing these evaluations and looking at the
existing activities, as well as creating some new ones.


Please return this form to me either in hardcopy or electronic format.


Dr. George I. Matsumoto

Senior Ed
ucation and Research Specialist

Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute

7700 Sandholdt Road

Moss Landing, California

95039
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9644

831 775 1757 (phone); 831 775 1620 (fax)

mage@mbari.org