Cells & Homeostasis: Practice PBL Presentations

On the final day of work before students share their work by presenting to stakeholders tomorrow, groups put the finishing touches on tri-folds and formulated responses to questions they should anticipate during their presentations.  Each student should be prepared to share their understanding of the following list of questions:

  • What exactly are algae?
  • How do algae obtain energy?
  • How do algae fit into the ecosystem?
  • How do algae make more algae?
  • What does it mean for algae to “bloom”?
  • Why do algae bloom?
  • When do algae bloom?
  • What happens to the ecosystem when algae bloom?
  • Why do algae only bloom at certain times?
  • What are the conditions that lead to algal blooms?
  • Why do algal blooms end?

There are a number of excellent resources on the Internet to help students formulate answers to these questions and many more.  Here are a selection:

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