Present and Revise

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This is an image of the lesson 7 icon This is Part 4 of Lesson 7 of Project Resilience curriculum.

Students present their group adaptation project to the class and then revise their plan based on peer-review.

Learning Objectives

  • Students will present their project plans to the class and provide feedback about the other group's presentations.
  • Students will revise their project plans based on peer feedback.


  • Preparation time: about 10 minutes to gather supplies
  • Class time: 50 minutes for activity

Educational Standards

Louisiana Student Standards for Science:

  • HS-EVS1-3: Analyze and interpret data about the consequences of environmental decisions to determine the risk-benefit values of actions and practices implemented for selected issues.
  • HS-ESS3-4: Evaluate or refine a technological solution that reduces impacts of human activities on natural systems.

Additional NGSS Dimensions:

  • Science and Engineering Practices: Constructing Explanations and Designing Solutions
  • Disciplinary Core Ideas: ETS1.C: Optimizing the Design Solution



  • Make copies of the Resilience Project Development Rubric for the peer-review process. Each student will need one copy for each presenting group.
  • Review the list of projects with the school’s administration.


Share project plans with the class (50 min)

  1. Pass out several copies of the Resilience Project Development Rubric to each student.
  2. Groups will take turns presenting their adaptation project plan. If time is limited, consider holding a modified gallery walk, with one group member present to explain and ask questions as students consider the plans. During the presentations, students in the audience will use the Resilience Project Development Rubric to provide feedback and comments/notes about each group’s plan.
    • Remind students to keep the following in mind while providing feedback:
      • Don’t include only problems with the other group’s project. Include what parts you like or think will work well.
      • Focus the feedback on the design itself and not on the group that completed the design.
      • If part of the plan is confusing, include questions in your notes/suggestions to help the group clarify.
      • Be specific. If you don’t like the design, list what you specifically don’t like or don’t think will work. Focus on things that could be improved. Give recommendations.
  3. After the presentations are completed, provide time for each group to collect and discuss their peer feedback. They should revise their project plans, incorporating the peer feedback as necessary. In the next lesson, students will combine their project plans to create the school’s resilience plan.

Remind students to continue working on Journal Prompt #18.


Refer to Lesson 5 & 6 background information as needed.

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This activity was developed for Project Resilience, funded by the Gulf Research Program of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine.