Category Archives: Modeling Instruction

Week 2 – Modeling Biology Year 2

We started to actually get into it this week. After completing The Game of Science and discussing our WhiteBoard Meeting expectations we had our first WhiteBoard Meeting. One if my classes struggled with participation in the board with only about … Continue reading

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Week 1 – Modeling Biology Year 2

I’m really hoping to be more active here this year. I’d love to do a project for modeling180.org, but I just do see it happening. I’m aiming for a weekly summary instead. Day 1 – Unfortunately boring stuff on day … Continue reading

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DNA Extraction

I’m in the middle of the Cell Unit now. We’ve already established the structure and function of the cell membrane and are now working on the structure and function of the nucleus. The Cheek Cell Lab went off without a … Continue reading

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Teaching Socratic Questioning Strategies with Hedbanz

I was walking by the classroom of a colleague when one of my students who happened to be in that class called out to me, “Am I alive?”.  The students were playing the game Hedbanz, and she happen to have … Continue reading

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#ModBio Workshop Day 10

Agenda: Teacher Talk: HW Article Unit 3 Teacher Notes CO2 from where? Food or Oxygen Cellular Respiration Laboratory We’ve been taking a shorter lunch all week so that we could leave a little earlier today, hence the short agenda.  Our … Continue reading

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#ModBio Workshop Day 9

Agenda: Group Evolution Model Summary Boards Homework: Discuss Exercise 2 Discuss Test Energy Stations Activity – WB & Discuss Zoom A Vital Commodity Activity – WB & Discuss Exercise 1 – Discuss What is Food Energy Organism View We started … Continue reading

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#ModBio Workshop Day 7

Agenda: Parking Lot AMTA Thirsty Birds Experiments 4-6 Exercise 1 – Natural Selection We started off the day by logging into a free one year membership to the American Modeling Teacher’s Association.  I must admit was nice to finally be … Continue reading

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