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This podcast is part of the series: Alabama Quality Teaching Standards Demonstration Lessons
Governors Commission on Quality Teaching in cooperation with Booker T. Washington Magnet High School, Montgomery County Schools.
This lesson begins with a hands-on activity that relies on mechanical equilibrium. The lesson then segues into a discussion of homeastasis and an interactive look at blood pressure. It concludes with students measuring each other's blood pressure.
Content Areas: Science
Alabama Course of Study Alignments and/or Professional Development Standard Alignments:
AQTS_1.A.3: Academic Discipline(s) [Ability to use students' prior knowledge and experiences to introduce new subject-area related content.]
AQTS_1.A.5: Academic Discipline(s) [Ability to help students make connections across the curriculum in order to promote retention and transfer of knowledge to real-life settings.]
AQTS_2.A.5: Human Development [Ability to teach explicit cognitive, metacognitive, and other learning strategies to support students in becoming more successful learners.]
AQTS_2.B.8: Organization and Management [Ability to organize, allocate, and manage the resources of time, space, and activities to support the learning of every student.]
AQTS_2.C.3: Learning Environment [Ability to develop a positive relationship with every student and to take action to promote positive social relationships among students, including students from different backgrounds
AQTS_2.D.5: Instructional Strategies [Ability to select and support the use of instructional and assistive technologies and to
integrate these into a coherent instructional design.]
AQTS_2.D.6: Instructional Strategies [Ability to make developmentally appropriate choices in selecting teaching strategies to
assist diverse learners in meeting instructional objectives.]
AQTS_3.A.8: Oral and Written Communications [Ability to use effective nonverbal communication and respond appropriately to nonverbal
cues from students.]