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Brain, Education, and Inquiry - Fall, 2010: Session 14B

Brain, Education, and Inquiry

Bryn Mawr College, Fall 2010

Session 14C

Facilitated by epeck, LizJ, bennett

Stereotypes and Stereotype Threat

 

 

 

Your continuing thoughts about this and its relation to the classroom in the forum below ....

 

 

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Brain, Education, and Inquiry - Fall, 2010: Session 14A

Brain, Education, and Inquiry

Bryn Mawr College, Fall 2010

Session 14A

Facilitated by Abby EM

Carol Dweck's Mindsets and Consequences for Educators

More Minds-on Activities for Teaching Biology

This website offers:

  • multiple minds-on analysis and discussion activities for teaching biology to high school students (and also middle school students and students in college non-major biology courses)
  • overviews of important biological topics, including major concepts, common misconceptions, and recommended learning activities to help students overcome common misconceptions and develop a genuine solid understanding of important biological concepts
  • games for learning and review.

Our companion website (http://serendip.brynmawr.edu/sci_edu/waldron/) offers:

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Theosis: Humanity's Homology

 

Theosis: Humanity’s Homology

Aimee Heerd

Barley and Oat's Brewing Backfire

In this worksheet/discussion activity, students compare aerobic cellular respiration and alcoholic fermentation and then interpret evidence to figure out why a micro-brewer’s beer has no alcohol.  The first attached file has the Student Handout and the second attached file has the Teacher Notes.

Food, Energy and Body Weight

This analysis and discussion activity reinforces student understanding of cellular respiration and helps students to understand the relationships between food, energy, physical activity, and changes in body weight. 

The first attached file has the Student Handout and the second attached file has the Teacher Notes. The Teacher Notes provide background information and instructional suggestions and explain how this activity is aligned with the Next Generation Science Standards.


Cellular Respiration and Breathing

The questions in this worksheet/discussion activity help students understand the relationship between cellular respiration, O2, CO2, and breathing. The first attached file has the Student Handout and the second attached file has the Teacher Notes.

Understanding the Functions of Proteins and DNA

This overview provides a sequence of learning activities to help students understand that proteins and DNA are not just abstract concepts in biology textbooks, but rather crucial components of our bodies that affect functions and characteristics that students are familiar with. Students learn about how proteins contribute to the digestion of food and how different versions of a protein can result in a characteristic such as albinism, sickle cell anemia or hemophilia. Then, students learn about the relationship between the genetic information in DNA and the different versions of these proteins. The discussion, web-based, and hands-on learning activities presented are appropriate for an introductory unit on biological molecules or as an introduction to a unit on molecular biology. This activity is aligned with NGSS standards.

The attached file has the key concepts and suggested learning activities.

Macromolecules Jeopardy

This game reviews introductory chemistry, including organic compounds and chemical reactions.

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