Paul Strode introduces the concepts of species richness and diversity through an outdoor data collection activity to help his students ask authentic scientific questions, collect real data, and communicate like scientists.
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.
Explore what scientific ethics are and how they relate to science as a process with this article from Davenport Universityprofessor Melissa Haswell, in which she discusses how she developed a scientific ethics course.
Case studies are powerful tools for teaching. In this article, hear from University of Oklahoma professor Phil Gibson about how he uses case studies with his students to foster community within his classroom.
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 Educator Voices post, hear from St. John Fisher Collegeprofessor Kaitlin Bonner about how she uses a publicly available data set, along with BioInteractive’s elephant resources, to have her students investigate data.
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.
Interested in helping the public understand science? In this blog post, higher ed instructor Dave Westenberg uses BioInteractive’s human evolution resources to help the public understand why scientists can use DNA to trace human ancestry.
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