The lesson plan itself is conceived as a cross-curricular project, where the subjects Physics/chemistry and technological literacy are brought into play. It is problem-oriented project, where the pupils have to devise a problem statement.
If you wish, you can include the project in the cross-curricular focus area The effect of radiation on the living conditions of living organisms.
The project is planned to take place in the span of 5-6 weeks, where the subjects work together and pool in their hours. During the project the pupils can work individually, but optimally they will work in small groups of 2-3 persons, so the pupils are allowed the experience of discussing their innovative solutions and problem statements with a partner.
It is also important that the pupils during the project, participate in at least one scheduled guidance session with one or more of the teachers, but naturally the pupils will need continuous guidance, to help with their project.
In week 1 the pupils work with narrowing down their problem statements, by asking questions regarding knowledge and data, explanations and understanding, point of views and assessment. After writing down these questions they must complete writing down their issues and work questions with the help from their teacher.
In week 2-3 the teachers will be giving relevant lectures in technological literacy, biology, and physics/chemistry, that the pupils must include in their work.
In week 3 the pupils will start to work independently with their problem statements, with an opportunity for doing practical work, field studies, business visits etc.
In week 4-6 the pupils will work independently with researching their problem statements, along with continuous guidance from the their teacher/teachers. Finally the pupils will present their product to the rest of the class and/or other classes in the school.
The class will give each other feedback and evaluate the project and their own performance