Ann Mills

Materials Contributed through SERC-hosted Projects


Antibacterial soaps, friend or foe: An investigative case study part of MnSCU Partnership:PKAL-MnSCU Activities
Investigative case studies draw from students' real life experiences which are then applied to scientific reasoning. This lab activity will not only draw on students' real life experiences but will also draw on student's previous lab experiences in proper laboratory techniques and data analysis performed in previous activities. The lab activity that will be particularly important, as students design their own experiment, will be a previous lab where students set up an experiment to test antibiotic effectiveness. The lab will incorporate the use of scientific inquiry methods and strategies while students develop reasonable answers to the questions asked.

Other Contribution

Get your "lecture freak on" using JiTT part of MnSCU Partnership:PKAL-MnSCU Activities
This JiTT activity will allow instructors to engage students prior to lecture by utilizing discussion boards in a course management system. This will be accomplished by asking questions of students and having students ask their own questions related to the specific content. During lecture, the instructor will use answers to the questions as a spring-board to content coverage. Following lecture, students revisit questions selected by the instructor to allow assessment of student learning through use of instructional technologies.