Student Conceptions Assignment: Organ System Proposal Form

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1. The organ system we will interview two children about is:

2. The specific question regarding one of this organ system's functions I (we) will interview a child (two children)  about is:

3. On the basis of research, we have concluded that the following short answer
 represents a college level understanding of the organ system being investigated:

A. Description (i.e. what is the function of the organ system?). 

B. Explanation (e.g. how is the organ system able to perform this function?).

C. What should people do in the way of nutrition and exercise to maintain/promote the organ system's ability to perform that function?

D. The college level resources (at least one book and one web resource) I consulted for parts A, B and C above (use proper citation with author, date, title, publisher, page numbers).Attach copies of all resources cited so your instructor can determine whether your answers to A-C above are in your own words. 


Web source:

Other (book, web source, journal, course pack, etc.): 

E. Attach a concept map that represents your college level understanding of this organ system and one of its functions (both description and explanation). Between 15 and 20 concepts should be present.

4. Provide a brief description of the props you (and your partner) plan to locate or create (if applicable) for use in your interview. (Choose props with great care- you may find props can themselves be leading if too many are used or they suggest answers to your student):

5. List at least10 questions you plan to use in your interview. During the actual interview you may find yourself having to ask somewhat different questions based on the responses of the child. However, having at least 10 initial questions (developed in connection with your college level understanding above) will give you a framework for your interview. Consider also how you might ask a question involving a technical term using other more familiar words if the child you interview does not recognize the term.  

6. The grade level of the student(s) I (we) plan to interview is:

7. One source of evidence I have that this question is appropriate for students at this grade level is (e.g. the MEGOSE, Benchmarks, a textbook you know that student has been using or has recently used- be sure to cite the specific page number.)

Last updated on 5 Sep 2006.