November 24, 2016
Mosa Mack is an interesting resource for science teachers and students. Mosa Mack provides students with a variety of short animated mysteries that they have to solve using knowledge gleaned from videos they watch. Mosa Mack adopts an inquiry-based approach to science learning and provides content that is aligned with Next Generation Science Standards.
Mosa Mack arranges its science content into units each of which is comprised of three lessons that ‘progress upwards on Blooms Taxonomy and the the Depth of Knowledge (DOK) chart.’ The units include:
Lesson 1 The Solve: An animated science mystery and vocabulary manipulative
Lesson 2 The Make: A hands-on lab
Lesson 3 The Engineer: An engineering challenge that allows students to apply what they’ve learned to solve real world scenarios.’
Additionally, each lesson comes with a number of hands-on activities and several other materials (e.g graphic organizers, PowerPoint presentations, assessments, lesson plans…etc). ‘Mosa Mack is built for 4th through 8th grade classrooms. For differentiation within these grades, teachers are provided with an Inquiry Scale that allows the lessons to be leveled up or down depending on the class needs.’
While Mosa Mack provides a free version, the pro one contains way more features including: answer videos, songs, lesson plans, vocabulary manipulative, interactive quizzes, assessments and rubrics, graphic organizers and many more. Watch the video below to learn more about Mosa Mack: