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A "Just in Time Teaching" question about he scientific method with follow-up class room activities and an exam question.
Biological Sciences 110: Organisms and Populations
Biological Sciences 110: Organisms and Populations is a foundational biology course that focuses on principles of genetics, evolution, and ecology, as well as the critical connections among them. Students actively ...
Riparian Plant Lab
In this field exercise for an introductory environmental science course, students investigate plant cover and type in a riparian area using transects. The final assignment is a lab report that includes a summary data table, a graph of cover types along their transect and an analysis of riparian health.
Natural Science for Non-Science Majors
Natural Science is an interdisciplinary course targeted for non-science majors. Science content includes The Nature of Science, The Physical World, Chemistry, Biology, and Geology. There will be an emphasis on ...
Ways of Knowing in the Sciences (Integrated Liberal Studies 153)
Ways of Knowing in the Sciences is a course that focuses more on how scientists figure things out than what that knowledge is. The course emphasizes a deeper understanding of the contexts within which scientific ...
Survey of Science
This course uses the vast field of science to illustrate the scientific method. It begins with the scientific method, the basic laws of motion and thermodynamics. We then move on to how these concepts apply to ...
The Nature of Science in Science Teaching
This course explores philosophical and sociological questions related to the scientific enterprise. The understandings developed are then applied to questions about teaching and learning science.
Designing and Carrying Out Your Very Own Animal Behavior Experiment
These are resources that will provide teachers with further information on the isopods used in the experiments.
The Hobbit: When scientists disagree about the evidence
This activity provides an excellent example of an active debate within the scientific community regarding a relatively recent human fossil find, Homo floresiensis.
Teaching Molecular Evolution and Phylogenetics
This activity uses DNA sequences, protein sequence, and chromosome-density maps to re-trace the ancestry of humans and some of their closest relatives.