Appendix G: Differentiation
Throughout the lesson, teachers can differentiate through content, process, product and learning environment according to students' readiness, interest and learning profile. Teachers may incorporate a variety of differentiation strategies to accommodate diverse learning styles.
Specific suggestions include:
- Assigning each team a geographic region to investigate.
- Modifying the engineering portion of the lesson by having students create water filters only. Directions for creating a simple water filter can be found here: > http://pbskids.org/zoom/activities/sci/waterfilter.html
- Having students compare the types of contaminants that can be most efficiently removed by filtration and distillation. Students may do research or conduct a series of experiments to see which method is better at removing contaminants like salt, chlorine, sand and bacteria.
For more ideas on differentiation, read these tips: Working With Readers at Different Levels (PDF).