What are scientific ethics? And how do they relate to science as a process? In this article, higher ed instructor Melissa Haswell discusses how she developed a scientific ethics course in which students considered implications that scientific work can have on public policy implementation.
This film explores the species-area relationship, a general ecological rule that describes how the number of species in a habitat changes with area, and shows how it has been applied to the conservation of protected areas.
How can students show their understanding of evolution through alternative assessments like student blogging? In this blog post, hear from Oklahoma educator Keri Shingleton on how she assesses her students’ understanding of the phenomenon of elephant tusklessness.
In this video blog post, hear from higher ed instructor Kaitlin Bonner about how she uses a publicly available data set, along with BioInteractive’s elephant resources, to have her students investigate data.
Early last year, a little-known Chinese researcher turned up at an elite meeting in Berkeley, California, where scientists and ethicists were discussing a technology that had shaken the field to its core — an emerging tool for “editing” genes, the strings of DNA that form the blueprint of life