LESSON TITLE: No “I” in Team
CURRICULUM AREA: Science- 7.01
GRADE LEVEL: 6
What kinds of relationships do organisms have with each other? What kinds of relationships do team members have with each other?
Students will look at how organisms work together and compare those relationships to the types of relationships that occur on a basketball team.
What is the relationship between a remora and a whole?
What is the relationship between an orchid and the tree it grows on?
What is the relationship between a tapeworm and its host?
Discuss vocabulary with the students (symbiosis, mutualism, commensalisms, parasitism, competition, and predation). Talk about the different types of relationships and how they occur. Then, discuss teamwork on a basketball team. Compare the relationships with organisms to those on a basketball team. (i.e. What type of relationship would be similar to the “give and go”.)
Higher order questions about how to build a team. What type of players would you like on your team and why?
RE-TEACHING AND ENRICHMENT ACTIVITIES:
Create the super-team. The team has 12 players and two reserves. You have to have at least one player from each of all the 12 teams and at least 2 people for each position (center, power forward, small forward, point guard, 2-guard).
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