I’d like you to share what you believe to be the essential understandings students will uncover in your hypothetical course for your course framework project. Please share a little about your process in determining these understandings, including any challenges, or things you’ve learned in the process.
Activity 4.4-Molecules needed for Living things
The essential understandings for my biology course course frame work are:
1. Students will describe that large molecules in food are broken down into smaller molecules by cells to provide energy or building blocks.
2. That cells build large molecules from smaller ones.
Large molecules and their building blocks are:
- proteins into amino acids
- carbohydrates,into simple sugars
- fats into fatty acids
- DNA into nucleotides
This understanding comes directly from the EALRS and grade level expectations or performance expectation.
Students must understand content to meet the standards. This is one of those content standards they are to meet.
Choosing these essential learnings was difficult because it is science content- straight forward and to the point. It will be difficult for students to uncover this content. I think that it’s difficult because it is fact. These components are microscopic and students can see a fatty acid or a nucleotide (building blocks) in their standard form. But, if it can be done, I think I can do it in this learning community with the help of all of you.