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The research question addressed in this capstone was, how can the 5-E Learning Cycle Model of Instruction be used to develop a differentiated science unit on evolution based on six Minnesota evolution standards? The capstone documents a middle school life science teacher’s experience developing a curriculum for teaching evolution in a nontraditional way. The author explores the difficulties in teaching evolution with a traditional approach by researching experts in the field of both Evolutionary Biology and secondary science instruction. Through the use of the 5-E Learning Cycle Model of Instruction, the author develops an inquiry-based and hands-on curriculum to teach the middle school evolution teaching standards. The author gives examples of these lessons providing a concrete demonstration of the 5-E Learning Cycle Model of Instruction.
Digre, Monica Christine, "How can the 5-E Learning Cycle Model of Instruction Be Used to Develop a Differentiated Science Unit on Evolution Based on Six Minnesota Evolution Standards?" (2015). School of Education Student Capstones and Dissertations. 272.