Created by Paul Ogg, Melissa Krebs, Vida Melvin, Amanda Charlesworth, and Melanie Badtke, this lesson teaches how cells regulate cell division using some lecture interspersed with interactive activities including clicker questions, pair/share, and class discussion, applying concepts to Angelina Jolie's BRCA1 mutation.
Overview: In this activity students will discuss, in groups, discursive violence by responding to a specific prompt situated in different, real-world scenarios where discursive violence is taking place.
In this assignment students will be required to investigate properties of habitable zones throughout a galaxy. Using their knowledge, they will uncover how planets relate to their central star.... Read more about Habitable Zones Near and Far
This activity in introductory game development is intended to offer concrete initial tools for solving some of the course problems, and provide comfortably small groups in which all student voices might be shared. ... Read more about Game Design Activity
Overview: This activity helps students read texts, analyze them, and present the information into a diagram.
Goals: Enable students to closely and quickly analyze texts.
Introduction/Background: Students were given texts to read in class. Each of the texts was of a kind that can be represented straightforwardly as a diagram: geography (map), a series of events (cyclical calendar), or a description of the body in relation to the cosmos (a star...
In this activity, Jerusha Acterberg has students respond to a scenario where somebody is making a scientific assertion and then use the information from the readings to evaluate that assertion.... Read more about Adaptive Scenario Exercise
In this activity, David Weimer used different articles on "segregation academies" following Brown v. Board of Education in order to teach students how to evaluate information from a source and consider the origin of the information.... Read more about Segregation Academies Jigsaw
In this activity students work together in groups or as individuals on computers to understand how we can use photometric observations of stars to discover exoplanets.... Read more about Kepler Lightcurve Data
In her classes, Professor Judith Ryan uses (or encourages her TFs to use) little strips of paper with words from a literary text in order to get students to explore the functions of individual words in text.... Read more about Literary Strips of Paper