Teacher Review For National Geographic Education

Wonderful lesson activities for marine biology with higher level comprehension questions

Zovig M.
Classroom teacher
Glendale High School
Glendale, CA
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My Grades 9, 10, 11, 12
My Subjects Science
My Rating 4
Learning Scores
Engagement 4
Pedagogy 4
Support 5
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time Less than 5 minutes
Great for Creation
Small group
Student-driven work
Great with Advanced learners
How I Use It
I used the activities as a review and a culminating assessment. The lesson came with several videos and activity worksheets, including an answer key. Students were engaged, they had discussions, disagreements, and creative solutions to the issues presented. Depending on the level of the students, some of the questions were too difficult and needed scaffolding. They needed more time to complete the work than I had allotted.
My Take
The videos are very engaging, professional, and elaborate; long enough to illustrate the point but short enough not to lose kids' attention. It is a great supplemental tool to teaching different marine biology topics. It serves as long-term projects and need considerable amount of time (depending on the type of activity.)