RAFT assignments encourage students to uncover their own voices and formats for presenting their ideas about content information they are studying. Students learn to respond to writing prompts that require them to think about various perspectives: Role of the Writer, Audience, Format and Topic. For this RAFT assignment, students in Biology created short videos explaining the process of how photosynthesis and cellular respiration are interconnected.
Students used critical thinking, creativity, teamwork and problem solving to develop create videos to demonstrate their knowledge of biology. The freedom of expression and structure of RAFT assignments increase student motivation and learning. Learn about light, carbon dioxide, and water in the trailer to Chloroplast High School, coming soon to theaters near you. Or if you prefer learning through music, try the Epic Science Rap Battles of Bio Class.