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Questions That Encourage Inquiry

A list of simple questions that encourage students to dig deeper into a science topic or concept.

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C, O, N, H = Diversity in Macromolecules

Using a question focus, this activity seeks to generate interest in the chemistry basics behind macromolecules.

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Disease Detectives Problem Posing Activity

Problem Posing Activity created by the Disease Detectives Group

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Jim Smith onto Tuesday Problem Posing Activity

Data management and gummy bears

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It's Transpirational!

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Evie Brahmstedt_Problem Posing Activity in a General Biology Lab focused on Hypothesis Development

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DeVan - Dengue Fever Case Study

Case study to reinforce ecological concepts through the study of disease ecology.

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Analysis of Preferred Nutrient use by Yeast

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Menon_Individual problem posing

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Questioning Piwi and Pluripotency

This Problem Posing Activity is used as a framework to set up the direction of the research for a sophomore research course.

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Vostok Ice Core Data

We have a dataset from the Vostock Ice Core where several atmospheric factors are reconstructed over 400,000 years.  Note that the current exercise has several quantitative/data goals already, but it is very “closed” in that all questions have an exact right answer (and all student output looks exactly the same, or it is wrong).  My goal was to make the exercise more "open".

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Nicole's Ninjas

Slides for the group problem posing project

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Ticks, Lyme disease, and climate change (unfinished)

This is a Lyme disease and climate change activity that was modified from a High school ecology activity I made. In the high school activity, students are given graphs about ticks and climate change evidence and then students analyze those graphs and make predictions about tick prevalence and Lyme disease incidence. Here, students will actually analyze data about tick ranges, tick host range, and Lyme disease incidence themselves and draw their own conclusions about how climate change may or may not be affecting Lyme disease incidence and tick ranges.


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