Part of Lesson Plan: Product Production Pipeline
Activity Overview / Details
Students are working in pairs to conduct research but they individually fill out both tables in notebooks. Therefore, answers in tables will be similar with working pairs but not identical.
Once both tables have been completed, students may choose from the list on page four of the Product Productivity Pipeline Handout. Have students pick a first and second choice. The teacher can sign up working pairs as they choose to not have overlaps of products. Students may also pick products (if the teacher desires). I suggest having students pick products from a list generated by BayBio ( http://www.baybio.org) specifically on their California cures site ( http://www.californiacures.org).
Once the group has a product picked out, hand them a manila folder. Have students label the folder with names, date started, and product studying.
The teacher needs to demonstrate to students reminding how to properly reference research. On the Smart Board, go to Google. Type Citation Machine. Click on http://citationmachine.net/ and then click on APA on the left side of the page. Remind students that science uses APA formatting while English uses MLA. Demonstrate how to use the webpage to reference the Genentech website and tell students they will need to start a Bibliography of their own for their research for this project. Have students follow the Proper Citation Student Handout for future reference on proper citations. I have students glue this handout into their notebooks for use for the entire year.
Students then conduct research. They first identify all the companies involved in development of the product. Then they pick the company with the largest role in product development. Research is completed on the major company.
Next students will research and answer all the questions on page three of the Product Productivity Pipeline handout on their specific chosen product. This will take seven to eight weeks. Most of the research is conducted outside of class, however, if students finish labs or activities early they may work during class.