Today’s world is full of pessimism and cynicism, and our students are bombarded with discouraging messages about the future of the planet. Is there any antidote to such poison? In this message from BioInteractive, hear from Vice President for Science Education Sean B.
Students may love to argue, but having students engage in scientific argumentation takes planning and structure. In this blog post, Florida educator Scott Sowell discusses how he uses argument-driven inquiry with his students so that they can begin to see themselves as scientists.
If you're interested in using BioInteractive resources to structure an entire course, check out this article from Northwestern Connecticut Community College professor Tara Jo Holmberg in which outlines how she sequences her ecology course using BioInteractive resources.
Interested in how to embed assessments into your instruction? In this blog post, hear from Wisconsin educator Amy Fassler as she discusses how she embeds formative assessments in a lesson sequence about trophic cascades, including an example claim-evidence-reasoning task.
Interested in expanding how you use authentic data with your students? Check out this article from University of Richmond professor Kristine Grayson, who discusses how she combines and customizes BioInteractive’s coral bleaching resources to give students experience selecting, plotting, and inter
Scott Sowell describes how he uses the coral bleaching animation and activity to teach his ecology students about the effects of global warming, while also integrating math and graphing skills into his lesson.
David Hong describes how he uses the short film The Guide with his AP® Environmental Science students to introduce the topic of conservation biology and challenges faced by nature reserves, such as Gorongosa National Park.
This playlist can be used to teach several core topics in ecology by connecting students to actual research being conducted in Gorongosa National Park in Mozambique. It can be used in general high school biology and environmental science courses.
This playlist can be used to teach several core concepts of population dynamics and trophic cascades through three diverse ecological examples: wolves in Isle Royale, Michigan; rinderpest and wildebeest in Tanzania; and cougars in Zion National Park, Utah.