By: Genesis Rivera
The students in Mrs. Eames AP Biology class participated in a biome speed dating lesson in which each student was assigned to a specific biome to research. After researching their own biome, the students had to learn about other student’s biomes through “speed dating.” The students were able to interact with their fellow classmates in a fun way while still learning.
Mrs. Eames said, “After spending roughly 6 weeks studying genetics, my AP Biology students needed a way to cover material and time to fellowship with one another. We learned about aquatic and terrestrial biomes by speed dating. Each student personified a biome and had an opportunity to go on a ‘date’ with another. Each student went on twelve 4-minute dates and learned about material relating to their curriculum in a different way. They were encouraged to create pick-up lines and even dress the part. We had flowers, chocolates, and music in the background to set the mood. The room was filled with energy and my students were all engaged. This lesson is a favorite of mine, and I look forward to making it even better next year!”
Below are pictures of the lesson.