2021 Portland Area Conference

October 28-30, 2021

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Design a Limb

Friday, October 29 • 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

Oregon Convention Center - D136

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Build - A - Limb A hands-On Engineering Approach to Teaching Homologous Structures.pptx

STRAND: Sharing Authentic Assessment Strategies

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Teach homologous structures by having students design and build limbs and compare them with other students’ creations.

How to: 1. design a hands-on activity to illustrate homologous structures; 2. design an engineering activity for students to design and build limbs, like arms, wings, and flippers; and 3. use these limbs to begin a discussion about homologous structures and common ancestors.

Michael Rockow (Leslie Middle School: Salem, OR)

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