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FLE4

On this page are 5 IV's. This 1st IV explains the purpose of the FLE4 software--that is, why it was created. The 2nd video...

CmapTools

CmapTools is a Free application created by Joe Novak and his people at University of West Florida at the IHMC. You can download it for free from thei...

Concept Mapping

The thinking tool, "concept mapping" was originally created by Joe Novak in the 1970's. He and many others continue to advocate it's use as a mul...

install CmapTools

Here are some IV's to help you download and install CmapTools. Download CmapTools This video shows going directly to the download page, but...

Cells Unit

This unit is about cells. The agenda of lessons for this unit includes: This And That Structure of Cell Cell parts...

Science Disciplines

Include Biology overview 9th Grade Semester 1 Unit 1: Introduction to Life Science Ecology ...

Microscope

Microscope is a kind of physical tool. Clean microscope or stereoscope [Clean Microscope.MOV] Make a wet-mount slide ...

Duckweed lab

Discussion around this lab includes (from most recent to oldest): I was actually thinking of establishing a “bottle biology” type environment with...

Ecology

Ecology is the branch of biology that deals with the relations of organisms to one another and to their physical surroundings. Core labs include: ...

Living model of plant--herbivore--predator--prey

This flowmap can provide directions to students so that they can be independent in planting the seeds. Let me know about any ways to improve and I'll...

Slime Molds

Lesson initiated by Michelle H at Washburn Teacher Instruction Materials per group: ...

Making Agar Plates

At the top of this page is a flow map showing the process to make the agar plates needed for the slime mold lesson. Below the flow map is a vid...

Bio Intro: Agenda of lessons

Slime Mold Lesson Other lesson

Unit 1: Introduction to Studying Life

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student instructions to make lab book

[Make labbook.mov] This page give instructions for students to make their own science lab book. To see the whole page of the flowmap...

Sand Box

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Unit 4: Introduction to Genetics and Natural Selection

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Unit 3: Cell Structure and Function

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GCoS Overview

The shared mission of The Growing Communities of Scientists project is to provide students with a learning experience where they are actively engaged...

Using CmapTools for Concept Mapping

Since the software program, CmapTools, was designed to make concept maps, this is the kind of thinking map at which it excels making. To learn mo...

Google Calendar

Google calendar is a kind of Software Tool that can be used to organize your own events as well as share events in a group. In the example shown in t...

Software Tools

Software tool are used everywhere. They evolve over the years, some die out and others are created. Listed below are some useful tools for the gcos c...

Part-Whole relationship

The part-whole relationship is basic to science. Often we 'know' part of the world by what it is a part of and what it's parts are. This implies tha...

Physical Science

There are several unit we do in physical science: Inquiring Minds Properties of Matter

Properties of Matter

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Inquiring Minds

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Add the MPS CmapServer

CmapTools can communicate to a server on the internet, but first you have to add it. By adding the MPS CmapServer to your list of places, you can ac...

make plone folders

To make a folder in a plone site, log in as a manager, navigate to the place you want to make your folder, click on 'Add new...', give your folder a ...

Plone

Plone is a content management system. Students log in with their regular district username and password. Teachers have to be added separately. A teac...

Lab book

A lab book is a kind of physical tool, used by scientists both in industry and academia. There are many challenges to getting our students to use the...

Inducing iRNA by Feeding

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Labquest saving and printing data

This IV shows how to save the data on your labquest. The other IV tells how to print the graph on a printer. [Save-labquest-data-temp.mov] ...

labquest setup data collection

This IV shows how to set up the labquest to collect data for 10 seconds with a rate of 2 samples per second. It also shows how to start the data coll...

Transitional Forms

Transitional forms refer to the species that came between predecessor and subsequent forms. Below is a copy of this youtube video (since youtube can'...

Evolution

Students come with many ideas to the idea of evolution, many of which are misconceptions: Lack of Transitional Forms (The Missing Link). Th...

Distinguishing between "Wholes" and "Groups"

Perhaps one difficulty students have with classification relationships is that they don't distinguish between "is a kind of a thing" and "is part of ...

Classification relationship

The Classification relationship is basic to human thinking--we are always putting things into groups consciously or not. For example, stereotypin...

Distinguishing between a "Group name" and a "Group member"

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Different levels of parts

This page tells about a good activity to teach students about part-whole relationships. In this activity, it's important to identify a "whole" abou...

CmapTools

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Correlation relationship

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Genetics Intro

Here's a good overview and intro to Genetics, an important Biology topic, from the famed, "Kahn's academy". Since it's on youtube I had to reinstall ...

Genetics1

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twins study

This is from discovery education on the Twins study at the U of MN. [The_Genetics_of_Twins_.mp4]

Cell Membrane

One can model diffusion and osmosis using a semi-permeable membrane called a dialysis tubing. An IV shows how to set up the dialysis tubing with the ...

Ecology and Ecosystems

This video shows an aquarium that students had filled with leaves and treated water, then added a couple of cups of pond water that contained living ...

Results

Here's some info about Results--part of a Vee. A rubric will be added below and it will tell what is in a good Results section. In the results sectio...

Materials and Methods

Here's some info about the Materials and Methods--aka the Procedures--part of an experiment. This is the bottom section of the Vee. Here's a Rubric t...

Scanner

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labquest-analyze-data

These videos show how to analyze the data in your labquest. Here is an example of analyzing a graph showing the change in CO2 in an experiment: [2...