In order to develop complex scientific explanations, students need to have many opportunities to grapple with a concept. In this Educator Voices article, hear how Amy Fassler uses a sequence of resources in a process called “curriculum spiraling.”
In this article, Tara Jo Holmberg, a professor at Northwestern Connecticut Community College, discusses how she's restructured her the beginning of her courses to have students engage in scientific thinking and collaboration.
In this activity, students build a paper model of DNA and use their model to explore key structural features of the DNA double helix. This activity can be used to complement the short film The Double Helix.