Not watering down the curriculum
for ELL students
Research Experience for Teachers
(RET) at University of California,
Santa Barbara
Nathan Inouye, OUHSD Science
Resource Teacher
Presentation Objectives
To learn more about…
1.
bovine neurofilament interactions.
2.
English language learner (ELL)
strategies that can be applied in your
classroom.
3.
writing prompts that engage students
to use academic language.
4.
two creative projects that apply
academic vocabulary.
5.
a pollen tube lab.
Presentation Objectives
To learn more about…
1.
bovine neurofilament interactions.
2.
English language learner (ELL)
strategies that can be applied in your
classroom.
3.
writing prompts that engage students
to use academic language.
4.
two creative projects that apply
academic vocabulary.
5.
a pollen tube lab.
Neuron
Neurofilament
Experimental Methods
+
Crude
Protein
Bovine Spinal
Cord
Homogenization and
Centrifugation
NF-L
NF-M
NF-H
NF-M
NF-H
NF-L
Anion Exchange Chromatography
Separated subunits: NF-L, NF-M, and NF-H
Purification Yield  12 mg of total NF protein
Bovine Spinal
Cord Extraction
Neurofilaments in different
subunit ratios are treated with
different concentrations of
salts.
 Potassium
chloride
 Magnesium chloride
 Spermidine hydrochloride
 Spermine hydrochloride
Treated neurofilaments are made
into hydrogels and are put into
capillaries for analysis.
Hydrogel Analysis:
 Light Microscopy
 Small angle X-ray
Scattering
 Transmission
Electron
Microscopy (TEM)
A
B
d=2p/q
General Conclusions
 High
neurofilaments have more
repulsive forces because they are
less ordered based on light
microscopy and small angle X-ray
scattering data.
 Medium neurofilaments have
more attractive forces.
Not watering down the
curriculum for ELL students
Why did I choose this project?
Over 50-60% of our ELL students
are scoring below to far below
basic on the end of year science
CST in OUHSD
Presentation Objectives
To learn more about…
1.
bovine neurofilament interactions.
2.
English language learner (ELL)
strategies that can be applied in your
classroom.
3.
writing prompts that engage students
to use academic language.
4.
two creative projects that apply
academic vocabulary.
5.
a pollen tube lab.
Vocabulary Warm-Up
Activity
 Write
one or two words that
come to mind when you look
at the picture. Do not repeat
any words that have already
been used.
Conversational
Vocabulary
Academic
Vocabulary
 Biotic
 Abiotic
 Ecosystem
Biotic Vs. Abiotic Factors
 Living
things in our
environment are called
biotic factors.
 Non-living things are called
abiotic factors.
Academic Language Resources
1.
2.
3.
4.
Interactive Science
Notebook (ISN)
Cornell Notes
Word List Bookmarks
Sentence Frames
Interactive Notebook
Interactive Notebook Example
Academic Words
Predator
 Prey
 Camouflage
 Food web/chain

Inquiry-Based
Vocabulary
Warm-Up Activity
Conversational
Vocabulary
Academic
Vocabulary
 Polar
molecule/polarity
 Intermolecular
forces
 Cohesion
 Adhesion
Interactive Science Notebook
 Polar
molecules have
one side of the
molecule that is slightly
negative and the
opposite side is slightly
positive.
Interactive Science Notebook
 Intermolecular
forces are when
molecules are
attracted to
each other.

Examples: Hydrogen
bonding & Van der
Waals Forces
Academic Language Resources
1.
2.
3.
4.
Interactive Science
Notebook (ISN)
Cornell Notes
Word List Bookmarks
Sentence Frames
Cornell Notes Example
 Biotic
 Abiotic
Vocabulary Word
Bookmark
Academic Language Resources
1.
2.
3.
4.
Interactive Science
Notebook (ISN)
Cornell Notes
Word List Bookmarks
Sentence Frames
Using Sentence Frames
for ISNs, writing & labs.
 This
lab demonstrates……
 My hypothesis is ……..
 I observed……
 My data shows……
 As a result of ……
 In conclusion, …….
Lab Write-Up = Academic
Vocabulary Opportunity for ELL
Students
 Introduction
 Purpose
 Materials
 Procedures
 Observation
 Conclusion
& Data
Introduction, Purpose, &
Procedures Examples
Introduction: Use sentence frames.
 Purpose: The purpose of this lab is
to understand ______.
 Procedures:
1. I will obtain….
2. Measure…

Presentation Objectives
To learn more about…
1.
bovine neurofilament interactions.
2.
English language learner (ELL)
strategies that can be applied in your
classroom.
3.
writing prompts that engage students
to use academic language.
4.
two creative projects that apply
academic vocabulary.
5.
a pollen tube lab.
Providing Motivation to Read
& Write: Writing Prompts
1. Water
2. Sports 3. Dehydration
Intoxication
Drink
ELL Reading Strategy:
Reciprocal Teaching Model
Predict
2. Read (Silently, partner, group,
or in unison)
3. Clarification
4. Questioning
5. Summarizing
1.
Presentation Objectives
To learn more about…
1.
bovine neurofilament interactions.
2.
English language learner (ELL)
strategies that can be applied in your
classroom.
3.
writing prompts that engage students
to use academic language.
4.
two creative projects that apply
academic vocabulary.
5.
two new labs.
Multiple Intelligence (Gardner):
Creative Project Resources
1.
2.
Science in the Media Activity
Creative Project
Science in the Media
2 Essential Questions:
1.
2.
Explain how the media uses
science to get its point across
or to be funny.
What biological concept is
being used and provide more
detail at a higher level.
Lysol Commercials: Diffusion
& Pathogens
Student Work
1.
2.
The Lysol commercial is not
completely accurate because
the odor that is portrayed as if
it is moving straight towards
the women in the
commercial….
….Molecules move go from
high concentration to low
concentration….
1.
2.
Explain how the
media uses
science to get its
point across or to
be funny.
What biological
concept is being
used and provide
more detail at a
higher level.
Creative Project Suggestions:
 Song
& Music Video
 Video: Commercial
 Drama Script
 Poster
 Poem
 Comic Strip
 Painting/Art Work
 Informational Brochure
 Creative story/Children’s Book
Presentation Objectives
To learn more about…
1.
bovine neurofilament interactions.
2.
English language learner (ELL)
strategies that can be applied in your
classroom.
3.
writing prompts that engage students
to use academic language.
4.
two creative projects that apply
academic vocabulary.
5.
a pollen tube lab.
Two New Labs
Pollen Tube Lab
2. Lysozyme Lab in
Development.
1.
Thank You






RET Staff: Dr. Martina Michenfelder,
Dr. Frank Kinnamen, & RET Staff.
Mentor PhD Candidate: Joanna Deek
Undergraduate Assistant: Bernice
McLaurin
Faculty Supervisor & Group:
Professor Cyrus Safinya & Safinya
Group
RET II Curriculum Advisor: Marilyn
Garza
Partners in Crime/RET Teachers: Bret
Klopfenstein & Sarah Martinak
Descargar

RET II - University of California, Santa Barbara