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Most important: You need photographs on line. Follow these format guidelines:
Primary biological content area covered: Specifically what adaptations; this is too vague
Materials: be more explicit about the frame/hoop used for the window screen; add a photograph.
Connection to scientific method and particularlly hypothesis testing is absent. This is more of an art project as presented. I know that you made scientific connections and discussed where paper comes from, recycling, conservation of resources, but that does not show up well in your lesson plan. Add a handout that explicitly diagrams the process from tree to page with a word bank for students to use to illustrate that process. Be more explicit about the hypothesis testing or cut it out. In the absence of information, the kids will have a hard time coming up with a hypothesis. You have not reflected on the hypothesis testing; perhaps list some of the hypotheses to better illustrate this.
Hand out section. Add the handout here and explain how it will be used.
Activity description: This section looks good. Change only those parts that will bring discussion of science in here. Also encourage the use of real towels to reduce waste. Finally I suggest that you say 'partially dried' for the last bullet point.
Lesson plan: Work in the past tense
Word bank: Expand this. What other useful words can be inserted here?
Connections to standards. Check each connection in light of your work and confirm that there is a realistic connection; otherwise don't claim a connection.
Citations and links: List some of the many places where others have tried variations on this activity
Finally, spell and grammar check!
dmccabe 16:55, 11 February 2009 (UTC)