Gardner-Style Lesson Plan - Cardio System: Molecular Basis of Heredity
Multiple Intelligences lesson plan for teaching the Molecular Basis of Heredity.
|by Meryl D. Joseph
July 1, 2008
This lesson incorporates Gardner's Multiple Intelligences learning styles and is aligned with Arizona state standards. Grades: 9-12
Concept 2: Molecular Basis of Heredity
Understand the molecular basis of heredity and resulting genetic diversity.
Performance Objective 1. Analyze the relationships among nucleic acids (DNA, RNA), genes, and chromosomes.
Using the strand for high school science above, I would implement the following strategies to teach students the structure of the DNA double helix while implementing a targeted focus on each of Gardner’s multiple intelligences.
Stop watch, DNA molecular kit (with colors to identify each base and the backbone of DNA), CD player and CD of a classical song, detailed instructions of how to create the DNA molecule, separate diagrams of how to construct the DNA molecule, separate mathematical formulas to create a DNA molecule.
Construct a chart itemizing the multiple intelligences: logical-mathematical, linguistic, musical, spatial, bodily kinesthetic, interpersonal, intra-personal, and naturalist. Students will record their results in a lab book based on accuracy and time taken to construct the DNA molecule.
Instruction will last a total of 1 introductory hour plus 15 minutes per intelligence measured.
First class: Students will be given all materials in order to construct DNA molecules. Student will be expected to perform the task about 2 times in this one hour.
Students will then chart their averages and reflect which category of multiple intelligences works best for them.