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.
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.
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.
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.
How could you use BioInteractive resources to structure an entire course? In this blog post, higher ed instructor Tara Jo Holmberg outlines how she sequences her ecology course using BioInteractive resources, with a particular focus on the connections between evolution and ecology.
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.
Tim Guilfoyle describes how he uses the BioInteractive short film Some Animals Are More Equal than Others and a claim-evidence-reasoning activity to have his students examine Robert Paine's starfish exclusion experiment.