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.
If you’re looking for novel ways to assess students’ conceptual understanding of material, hear from Oregon educator Chris Hedeen in this blog post on how he revised his approach to assessments using BioInteractive’s DNA resources.
Fred Wasserman describes how he uses the BioInteractive Regulation of the Lactase Gene Click & Learn activity with his Intro Bio university students. He uses it as a clear-cut example of how humans have evolved.
Why don’t we have a cure for cancer? In this blog post, higher ed instructor Holly Basta discusses how she sequences BioInteractive cancer resources to get her students to think about big questions in how cell division is regulated — and how understanding regulation can guide drug design.
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.
Cheryl Coronado discusses how she uses the short film The Double Helix to introduce her students to how DNA's structure was uncovered. She then follows with the accompanying pulse-chase student activity that describes the experiment that proved DNA replication is semi-conservative.
In this blog post, hear how North Carolina educator Robin Bulleri uses BioInteractive materials in Spanish to support her English Learner students and how she structures her classes to empower her students to learn both academic and technical vocabulary.