Photosynthesis Unit for Special Education BW VERSION

Total Pages: 512
File Size: 172 MB



Photosynthesis Unit contains over 500 pages of material covering 7 weeks of instruction specifically designed for students with special learning needs, especially autism. This unit on photosynthesis addresses the stages and characteristics of photosynthesis in a simplified but rigorous way for students with diverse learning needs to make meaningful and authentic connections to the material. There are many opportunities for students to engage in repeated information on photosynthesis. This repetition encourages true understanding of photosynthesis. Finally, many of the photosynthesis activities and assessments include more than one version, suggestions for differentiation and options for presentation.

★★★This is the BW version. There is a separate version in color.

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Photosynthesis Unit Covers:

• Photosynthesis
• Plant Cells
• How plants grow
• Pollution as it relates to plants
• Conservation as it relates to plants

Each week includes:

• Power point covering main idea of the week
• Lesson plans on photosynthesis with guiding questions for each day
• Transition activity/song
• Group activities on photosynthesis
• Printables on photosynthesis
• Assessments on photosynthesis
• All the resources you will need for your students to access the material
Much of what I have learned about curriculum development is incorporated in these units. For example, do not be afraid of repetition. It is critical that students with significant disabilities get to experience material over several days to be able to fully assimilate what is being taught. Also, adding visual supports to your printables and class activities helps students be able to pay more attention to the content you are presenting rather than the mechanics of what is expected. Finally, ask questions. Good questions!! Regardless of the material, if we can ask students good questions it will push them to think more deeply than before.

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★★★I have many other science units available. Just click on the science tab to the left in my store to see more. I also have several other multi-week curriculum units you can access by clicking below:

Ecosystems: Saltwater and Freshwater Unit

Severe Weather Unit