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Exploring Species Interactions with "Snapshot Serengeti"
29 Aug 2021 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Meredith S. Palmer*1, Charlie Willis2, Katherine Barry2, Craig Packer2, Annika Moe2, Deena Wassenberg2
1. Princeton University 2. University of Minnesota
Authentic learning experiences are a valuable way for students to gain an in-depth understanding of the scientific process. However, implementing such experiences in large enrollment courses can be...
Exploring the Broader Impacts of Science and Society in an Active Learning Environment
By Sarah Alexander*1, Jessica TeSlaa1
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Science and society have always been intertwined. Today, scientists are increasingly encouraged to interact with the public by conducting transparent and participatory engaged scholarship, as...
Vitamin C for Colds? Writing LETTERS to Synthesize and Communicate Results from Multiple Studies
By Robert E. Furrow*1, Rebecca M. Price2, Aeisha Thomas3, Yue Yin4, Kelsie M. Bernot5
1. University of California, Davis 2. University of Washington, Bothell 3. Crown College 4. University of Illinois at Chicago 5. North Carolina Agricultural & Technical State University
Interpreting experimental results is a key part of evidence-based reasoning. However, it is challenging for students to synthesize data from multiple sources to reach their own conclusions. As...
Teaching students to read, interpret, and write about scientific research: A press release assignment in a large, lower-division class
By Megan K. Barker1, Eric W. Jandciu2, Robin E. Young*3
1. Simon Fraser University and University of British Columbia 2. University of British Columbia 3. University of British Columbia - Vancouver and Okanagan campuses
A central skill in any science discipline is the ability to read, understand, and discuss the primary literature of the discipline. However, teaching this skill presents unique challenges within...
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