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.
This film explores the foundational research in the Serengeti National Park, Tanzania, that uncovered many of the ecological principles that govern how animal populations and communities are regulated.
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.
This film explores the species-area relationship, a general ecological rule that describes how the number of species in a habitat changes with area, and shows how it has been applied to the conservation of protected areas.
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.