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Teaching Strategies

Student Learning


Learn how peer-led workshops catalyze student engagement and achievement.

Peer-Led Team Learning

Avian Behaviors


Teach niche partitioning, competitive exclusion, and speciation in the field using natural bird assemblages.

Avian Niche Partitioning

Bioinformatics Safari


This activity proposes a multi-institutional effort to have students identify cellulolytic organisms and their genetic sequences.

Bioinformatics Safari

Investigative Laboratories


Promote investigative lab exercises over demonstrative ones to teach concepts & to introduce the scientific process.

Assn. for Biology Lab. Ed.

Preparing Students


Interested in creating student research programs? This article poses some interesting questions about student research programs.

Preparing Students

Stereology


This chapter describes several student exercises, which may be used to introduce students to the techniques of stereological analysis.

Stereological Analysis

MicroRNA Journal Club


Adapt the traditional journal club format to the classroom -- introduce students to the process of discussing and evaluating primary research lit.

Sci. STKE 2005 (300), tr24.

Holly's Story


Learn what it is like to be a student with a physical disability pursuing a degree in the sciences. Holly helps to dispel the myths.

CLASS

Math, Models, and Signaling


Teach graduate students about mathematical modeling of signaling pathways.

Sci. Signal. 1, tr1.

"Online Scaling"


This tutorial and lab exercise allows students to explore the functional implications of body size for the shapes of various structures in organisms.

"Online Scaling" Tutorial

The Brain Eater


Introduce students to the work of scientists, epidemiologists, and policy-makers as they seek to understand Mad Cow Disease.

The Brain Eater

Disciplinary Integration


Learn how to integrate science and humanities courses.

Disciplinary Integration

Genetics-Breeding Dust Bears


Teach Mendelian genetics through simulation -- students design a series of genetic crosses to produce recessive genotypes.

Breeding a Homozyg. Rec. Org.

Simulate This


Use virtual labs & simulations to help students design experiments & carry out the scientific process--start to finish.

Virtual Laboratories

Streams in the Classroom


Learn the uses, challenges and advantages of building and maintaining a classroom lotic ecosystem.

A Stream Ecosystem

Creating Investigative Labs


Incorporate investigative instead of demonstrative laboratory exercises as means of teaching concepts and science processes.

A Practical Plan for...Labs

Discovery-Based Learning


Learn how faculty members worked together to design the foundation for the science curriculum in the Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College.

Connecting Sci To The Comm. At FAU

CPR Science


Teach critical-thinking and writing skills through the peer-review process that scientists and engineers use.

Calibrated Peer Review

Science as a Team Sport


Use a team-based inquiry approach in the lab to study the effects of enzyme-mediated breakdown of hydrogen peroxide.

Access Excellence

CSI - Bacterial Pathogenesis


Use investigative cases to develop an understanding of bacterial pathogenesis.

Bacterial Polygamy

The Right Review


Use an online discussion forum to teach grad students about the peer-review process.

Sci. Signal.1,tr2.

Plant Pathologists Wanted


Teach basic information and instructions on how to set up, use, and care for microscopes.

Basic Microscopy

Tackling the "Real World"


Prepare graduate students for life as a working scientist - writing proposals, publishing manuscripts, & giving research seminars.

Sci. STKE 2007, tr3.

Students' Misconceptions


Learn the benefits of using concept inventories.

Concept Inventories: Tools

Bio For the Differently-Abled


Incorporate methods of working with differently-abled students in biology laboratory to maximize their learning of basic concepts.

Bio. for Vis./Ortho. Impaired

Are Humans the Problem?


Teach the impact of humans upon the environment through student investigations.

Biodiversity Survey
     
   

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