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Extractions: window.document.form1.pagename.value = window.document.location; Genentech's Access Excellence Lessons Genentech has collected an outstanding group of high school level unit/activity plans for a wide range of biology-related topics, from genetics to environmental science. Some are also interdisciplinary in nature and suitable for gifted curricula. The teachers who wrote them have included specific advice for implementation. Many ideas are adaptable for middle school or special ed, while more are also suitable for AP or honors level classes. The plans emphasize authentic assessment methods which could be substituted for traditional tests/exams. While some are short-term, others include ideas for structuring long-term units or entire years of study around these projects or themes. We have listed the lessons below, grouped by topic for easier reference. All links are directly to Genentech's site. Genentech specifies that these materials may be reprinted only for educational and classroom use. Advanced - AP Biology An Application of HyperCard-Based Media in the Secondary Biology Classroom Antibiotic Production by Soil Actinomycetes Cell Respiration - A Computer Based Laboratory Graphing Toad/Frog Respiration ... Paleoanthropology: Making journal research accessible (to high school students).
Extractions: About this Course SESSION 3 Engage Explore ... Evaluate Resources Facilitator Notes SESSION 3: What Is the Evidence for Evolution? Resources for SESSION 3 Resources marked with an * are designed to help you teach this topic in your classroom. Teacher's Guide Unit 3: What Is the Evidence for Evolution? * (pdf) Lessons for Students Lesson 3: What Is the Evidence for Evolution? Videos for Students How Do We Know Evolution Happens?* View in: QuickTime RealPlayer How Does Evolution Really Work?* View in: QuickTime RealPlayer Web Activities Deep Time (Flash) Low-Bandwidth Version All in the Family (Flash) Low-Bandwidth Version Video Segments Becoming a Fossil View in: QuickTime RealPlayer Radiometric Dating View in: QuickTime RealPlayer Permian-Triassic Extinction View in: QuickTime RealPlayer Whale Evolution View in: QuickTime RealPlayer Fish with Fingers View in: QuickTime RealPlayer The Cambrian Explosion View in: QuickTime RealPlayer Genetic Toolkit View in: QuickTime RealPlayer Common Pasts, Different Paths View in: QuickTime RealPlayer TV Series Show 2: Great Transformations Show 3: Extinction!
Science about archeology, microbiology, paleontology, geology, engineering activities A classdesigned for students developmental disabilities to teach many aspects of http://www.idahofitness.com/Day-Trippers/science.htm
Extractions: Summer camps (GIRL) GIRL SCOUT EDUVENTURES: 2-week camp with scientists at Idaho State University to learn about archeology, microbiology, paleontology, geology, engineering, chemistry and physics. (BSU) IDAHO ENGINEERING SCIENCE CAMP, 426-3764. Ages : For students entering ninth or 10th grade. Dates : June 9-14. Sponsored by Boise State College of Engineering. Cost : $375, includes campus housing. (BPR) CRITTER COLLEGE SUMMER 2002 Ages Dates : June 11-Aug. 23, a different camp each week. Activities: Future zoologists, veterinarians, zookeepers or animal wildlife enthusiasts can learn about many aspects of wildlife through class exercises, tours, art projects, animal encounters and games. Cost : $60 per student/week members or residents; $80 per student/week non-members or non-residents. (BPR) T.O.S. CAMP (Totally Outrageous Science), Frontier Point Lodge, Bogus Basin. Ages Dates : June 24- 28 and Aug. 5-9. Activities: Each day has a theme with fun experiments, games and opportunities to discover fascinating things. Cost : $50 resident; $75 non-residents.
Hunting Invertebrates In The Classroom you find free fossil material or will help teach the session covers all the topicslisted under the activities below It is even used in the paleontology for non http://www.beloit.edu/~SEPM/Fossil_Explorations/Hunting_Invertebrates.html
Extractions: Lawrence, KS 66045 Level: Elementary to junior high Anticipated Learning Outcomes The student will acquire a general knowledge of fossils and paleontology, the study of evidence of life in the past. The student will be able to identify the major invertebrate groups (phyla) commonly found in the fossil record. The student will learn how fossils tell us about the history of the earth. Introduction This activity is designed to provide a general knowledge about evidence of life in the past and paleontology, or more simply, fossils, with an emphasis on the invertebrate phyla which include over 95% of all animal species. A general knowledge of life is all the students need; even many five year olds know what a clam, snail, insect, starfish, or octopus is and where these kinds of animals may live. The activity will introduce the student to the science of paleontology and its intimate relationship to sedimentary geology. The main concept here is that the organism interacted with the rock-forming environment. Information is preserved in the sedimentary rocks and the fossil remains. The information in one is very important in our understanding of the other. The activity also introduces the student to what the professional paleontologist does to earn a living. Background Your state geological survey, local geology society or natural history museum often publish good introductory guides to the local rocks or sell general introductory books for the hobbyist. Ideally, I recommend the instructor take at least one introductory course in geology or read a few introductory books on the the subject. Many universities offer introductory geology courses in the summer. I do believe a general knowledge of biology and a long evening of reading would suffice for the simpler parts of the exercise, especially if you can find a local geologist willing to help.
Extractions: The Internet and Jurassic Park : teaching students to think critically about dinosaurs Vitale, Gail, Piscitello-Pall, Susan, and Bennington, J Bret, 1996. The Internet and Jurassic Park : teaching students to think critically about dinosaurs. American Paleontologist Critical Thinking in the Classroom Thinking critically is an important skill for students to learn, but it is a difficult one to teach. Critical thinking is hard work, requiring students to focus on an issue and apply previously learned ideas to evaluate new information. One way to capture the attention of students and get them excited about critical thinking is to take advantage of their interest in popular films. Fortunately, two recent movies have come along that contain enough scientific content to provide for fertile discussion in a science classroom. Previously, the 7th grade Earth Science students at Memorial Jr. High School were shown Apollo 13 during our astronomy unit. One aspect of the astronomy unit dealt with using this movie to explore the difference between reality and fantasy. We discussed several physical principles that apply to spaceflight and the students were asked to watch the film and note where violations of these principles occurred. The students really enjoyed their detective work, so we decided to use a similar approach and explore the science of paleontology through the film Jurassic Park The Internet Prior to beginning the unit on paleontology, a request was sent out on the internet asking for assistance in identifying paleontological inaccuracies in
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Math Simulations Missing proper lab equipment to teach concepts in Museum of Natural History, containseducational activities related to paleontology where students http://www.techtrekers.com/sim.htm
Extractions: This World Wide Web (WWW) site, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education's READ*WRITE*NOW! Initiative, helps students in grades 1 to 12 to create, locate, and communicate information through active learning, guided discovery, mentoring, competitions. Math Simulations The Stock Market Game SMG2000, the stock market game (4-12) This World Wide Web (WWW) site is designed to help students in grades 4 to 12 understand the stock market, the costs and benefits involved in decision making, and the sources and uses of capital and other related economic concepts Online Stock Market Trading Simulation The Investment Stock Game Invest smart This site contains an interactive stock market simulation in which high school classes can use a $100,000 fantasy money account to invest in the stock market or mutual funds. This market simulation is a hands-on tool. A Web-based Interactive Stock Market Learning Project for K-12 www.ncsa.uiuc.edu/edu/RSE/RSEyellow/gnb.html
Interactive Activities Resources States and World geography with Maps that teach. http//ology.amnh.org/paleontology/index.html. sitecontains thousands of games, activities, clubs, contests http://coekate.murraystate.edu/katelinks/rep/interact/default.asp
Extractions: You are here: MSU COE KATE KATE Links Interactive Activities Resources All Interactive Activities P-2 Teachers Students ... A Teacher's Guide to The Holocaust A Teacher's Guide To The Holocaust for lesson plans, activities, reproducible handouts, definitions, links, and resources when teaching about the Holocaust. http://fcit.coedu.usf.edu/holocaust/ Abraham Lincoln http://www.siec.k12.in.us/~west/proj/lincoln/index.html Algebra: Solving Algebraic Equations Interactive tutorial for solving algebraic equations can be found by scrolling down to Free Demos and selecting Destination Math. http://www.riverdeep.net/for_teachers/for_teachers.jhtml Art The Part Time Astronaut http://www.artyastro.com/artyastro.htm Arthur: The World's Most Famous Aardvark This PBS site allows you to view pages designated for each character in the Arthur series. There are printable coloring pages, postcards you can print and mail (or email), as well as other activities. Click on a character such as Binky and deal with sequencing using audio readers. http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/arthur
Extractions: Understand that discoveries about dinosaurs have a long history and that each paleontologist adds his or her work to a body of fossil evidence used to support theories about dinosaurs. Find out that paleontologists often support one theory over another until additional fossil evidence either confirms or disproves the theory. Understand that paleontologists can learn more about dinosaurs through new scientific techniques.
Evolution Sign-Up Survey of California Museum of paleontology (UCMP) developed teachers better understandand teach the subject considered for participation in evaluation activities. http://survey.rockman.com/ucmp/ucmpsurvey_public.htm
Extractions: Museum of Paleontology Bringing Technology and Learning Together The University of California Museum of Paleontology (UCMP) developed the evolution website to serve as a resource for K-12 teachers. The website aims to help teachers better understand and teach the subject of evolution. As the website is in its pilot phase, we are looking for a diverse group of K-12 teachers to help evaluate the website Please complete the information below if you would like to be considered for participation in evaluation activities. You are welcome to forward this survey to other K-12 teachers who might be interested in providing feedback. This evaluation is being conducted by R OCKMAN ET AL , which is an independent, educational research and consulting firm, specializing in technology and learning. Once you've completed the form, hit the submit button. We will contact you some time between January 2004 and June 2004 regarding evaluation activities if you have been selected to participate. If you do participate in the study, please know that no names will be used in our reports and that all information we collect will be kept
Extractions: Resources and Activities for Parents and Children SSD is offering this site to parents and children as a convenience and is not responsible for pop-up advertisements, pages being taken down, replaced or linked to inappropriate sites. Please work with your child and make sure you check out all sites completely before child use. Family Activities and Resources Many Subjects: http://fen.com/topic/front/0,1156,1-7229,00.html - Activities across all core subject areas http://www.schoolfutures.org/%20%20School%20Futures%20Web%20Site/parentsfaml.html - Many sites for students and parents - Also expectations and ideas for helping your child in grades K-8 http://www.edgate.com/d.pl?url=http://www.dltk-kids.com/usa - Summer activities
SCIENCE LINKS for K12 Badlands National Park Lesson Plans Geology and paleontology activities. ResourcesA collection of classroom activities that teach students about http://www.col-ed.org/smcnws/msres/sciencelinks.html
Extractions: Have students review the documents . Guided research questions could include: Where was Jay Sigmund born? What did Jay Sigmund enjoy doing as a child? Why do you think he enjoyed those activities? What did Jay Sigmund enjoy doing as an adult? Why do you think he enjoyed those activities as an adult? What were some of Jay Sigmund's talents? Who were some of his friends? How did he influence his friends?
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Extractions: Numerous web pages exist related to Education. Listed below are some web sites to help you get started with your research. General Resources GEM (Gateway to Educational Materials) - is a Consortium effort to provide educators with quick and easy access to thousands of educational resources found on various federal, state, university, non-profit, and commercial Internet sites.
Paleontology Challenged! Lipps Editorial revived the political and legal activities of the creationscience equally with evolution,paleontology, and geology. tell the schools what to teach and how to http://palaeo-electronica.org/1999_1/editor/lipps.htm
Extractions: University of California, Berkeley, California 94720 The United States is a peculiar place at times. We impeach a President who presides over the best of times. We call ourselves Americans when a whole hemisphere deserves that right. The most outrageous cults are wholly protected as long as they don't break the law. We celebrate National Ground Hog Day. And we kill more citizens with guns every two years than died in the entire Viet Nam War. All of this is our heritage, but sometimes the rest of world wonders what we are all about. Tradition and constitutional rights to freedom guarantees that will be the case. All views have protection, and we would have it no other way. In America, as nowhere else, science, especially paleontology, evolutionary biology, and geology, are assaulted from one of those very different sides of America. You have heard about it, because we have made it a very big issue, even though it has been almost exclusively American. And it is rising again. Let me briefly fill everyone in on it, although it is far more complex than can be dealt with in this editorial. It is creationism that religious viewpoint that the Bible (King James Version) is literally correct; especially
Extractions: 2003 Annual Meeting of the Geological Society of Americas Cutting Edge Current Workshops Using Data to Teach Earth Processes 03 View Submissions Kerguelen Plateau, Southern Indian Ocean: Geologic History of A Large Igneous Province submitted by Amanda Palmer Julson Blinn College Multi-stage activity that introduces undergraduate non-science majors to Ocean Drilling Program (ODP) operations and data. Involves Internet research, in-class discussion of scientific problems, and examination of online ODP data from two drilling cruises. The activity culminates with a Calibrated Peer Review (CPR) writing assignment summarizing the drilling results. GSA Poster (PDF 3.25 MB) Content/Concepts: Scientific ocean drilling as a tool to address problems in marine geology. Higher Order Thinking Skills: Articulation of scientific problems; interpretation of core data; synthesis of information; evaluation of technical writing. Other Skills: Becoming familiar with nautical terminology and the nature of marine operations; HTML coding and other computer skills (file management, web navigation).
OSTA Conferences are very excited to bring the paleontology and geology How do you teach genetics andbiotechnology? Come see our activities, using everything from Cat Genetics http://www.oregonscience.org/highlight.htm
Extractions: SESSION PROPOSALS HIGHLIGHT 2003 OSTA Annual Conference October 10, 2003 Rural Science Education Program Come learn inquiry based life science activities that are ready for you to use in your classroom. These activities were developed by teams of science teachers and Oregon State University science fellows for middle and high school students. We will share everything from genetic jewelry to fruit fly ranching. Use Median Grading for Ease, Correctness, and Student Success This session provides arguments for using the median average and suggestions about how it can be used in a secondary classroom. Ive enjoyed the benefits of median averaging for the past 13 years in both advanced and general level science classes and would like to share my experience with others. Getting Bored? A look at the standards and process established by the National Board for Professional Teacher Standards (NBPTS) that lead to a national endorsement in science. We will be sharing some of our experiences with the process and answering questions. Family Focused Science Looking at ways to include students and their families in the process of scientific inquiry. We will be sharing some of the ideas that we have used and developed at the high school level. In addition, we are looking for other ideas that teachers are currently using that have proven successful.
EdGEO Activity Past activities have included talks on paleontology and field In 1989 EdGEO activitiesco mmenced in the with resource materials required to teach the subject;; http://www.science.uwaterloo.ca/earth/cgc/edgeo1.html
Extractions: CGC's education program, EdGEO, runs under the aegis of the Canadian Geological Education Network. EdGEO involves the training of all teachers, not necessarily Earth scientists, in critical areas of the geosciences. Past activities have included talks on paleontology and field trips into the Badlands and foothills of Alberta; meetings associated with the Winnipeg Natural History Museum, and a number of sessions organised for teachers through the University of Waterloo. In 1989 EdGEO activities co mmenced in the Maritimes, and they now encompass all of Canada. Alcan, Amoco, Canadian Exploration Geophysical Society, Canadian Quaternary Association, Canadian Society of Exploration Geophysicists, Canadian Well Logging Society, Cominco, Esso, International Association of Hydrogeologists, Mineralogical Association of Canada, Mobil, PetroCanada, Shell The EDGEO Workshop Program is co-ordinated by the Canadian Geoscience Education Network of the Canadian Geoscience Council. The Canada-wide program supports local workshops organized by geoscientists and teachers. Its goals are: