Quattro (K-5)

Quattro Alliance for Science and Language Integration, a program implemented from 2003 to 2007, was a program designed to address the following goals: a) for K-5 students, to provide them with opportunities to learn science and health subjects and increase their skills and self-confidence in English language development, b) for elementary school teachers, to increase their ability to understand and implement teaching strategies that promote student learning in science and language development, c) for UCSF scientists and health professionals, to raise their awareness of linguistic issues in science education and increase their cultural competence and teaching skills, and lastly, d) for the collaborative of evaluators, which includes SEP staff and the Stanford Evaluation Consortium, to engage the entire community in collecting, analyzing, and synthesizing evidence on approaches and impediments to integrating science learning and language development for elementary school students and teachers.

Conversion of energy into different forms (lesson two of eight)

Author(s): Ben Engel, Arthur Millius, Lisa Monti and Helen Wong-Lew

Conversion of energy into different forms (lesson two of eight)

Students investigate flash paper, rubber bands, a mechanical crank, and a radiometer to determine the energy conversion occurring in each.

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Oh Deer! and English Language Learner Writing Extensions

Author(s): SEP Quattro Staff

Oh Deer! and English Language Learner Writing Extensions

Teacher(s) will describe an ecosystem scenario and ask students to ponder why the population of deer in a particular area fluctates from year to year. Students will research the question through a simulation of deer in nature. The teacher will record data from the activity in the form of a graph. Before analyzing the graph, students will record words they used in the activity and sort others used in the context of ecology. While analyzing the graph and sharing their experiences, students will use these words to create sentences and eventually a paragraph describing the patterns of the data collected.

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Comparison of Normal vs Mutant Zebrafish Embryos

Author(s): Karen Moreira, Isla Cheung

Comparison of Normal vs Mutant Zebrafish Embryos

Objective: Apply observation, description skills and teaching to your peers what you learned.

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