In this article, see a learning sequence where students explore symbiotic relationships and cell communication in bacteria (quorum sensing) by connecting their prior knowledge regarding ocean ecosystems to their understanding of symbiotic relationships.
What are the benefits of distance learning for students in a high school setting? In this article, two California educators share how they've structured distance learning with their students — including the advantages of their approach.
A storyline is a sequence of lessons that has an anchoring phenomenon: something that makes the student notice and wonder and inspires their natural curiosity to ask questions about what may be causing this phenomenon.
Case-based teaching allows for flexibility and adaptability, and case-based learning leads to many positive educational outcomes. In this article, New Jersey educator Missy Holzer explores how to use our salt marsh-related resources in a case study exploring trophic cascades.
The COVID-19 pandemic has spotlighted the importance of having a scientifically literate public. In this article, Pennsylvania educator Bob Cooper unpacks how to utilize BioInteractive's suite of infectious disease resources to teach students scientific literacy.
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.”
Video activities can be easily translated into dynamic online learning activities. In this Educator Voices article, Melissa Haswell details a two-week series of video activities for an ecology and animal behavior unit that she's used in both in-person and online classes.
If you're interested in using formative assessments in an online setting, this Educator Voices article from Valerie May details how she uses a variety of online tools to assess her students’ understanding of factors that regulate populations.
Reflection questions that help students probe deeply into the material work well in both online and in-person courses. In this Educator Voices article, Tara Jo Holmberg outlines how she uses reflection questions in online courses with her community college students.
Online courses may mean rethinking learning outcomes for your students. In this Educator Voices article, see how Phil Gibson is revising his learning outcomes and approach to assessments for his classes.
In this Educator Voices video, Alexandra Fairfield explains how she incorporated the BioInteractive Winogradsky Column resources into her courses to have her students learn about microbial life and work collaboratively.