Category Archives: Modeling Instruction

#ModBio Workshop Day 6

Agenda for the day: Check Seeds Teacher Talk Parking Log HW Articles HW Test Thirsty Birds Experiments 1-3 Lunch Thirsty Birds Experiments 4-6 In the parking lot for today were, as usual, a number of topics.  We discussed how vocabulary … Continue reading

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#ModBio Course Sequence and Storyline

I’ve spent the morning thinking about the sequence of models for my course and developing a storyline for that particular sequence. I really liked the idea of using the characteristics of life as a hub for the course and launching … Continue reading

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#ModBio Workshop Day 5

The Agenda for the Day: Teacher Talk – Parking Lot Discuss Homework Venn diagram Whiteboards Readings: What is a Species? & History of Classification Building a Dichotomous Key of Shoes Salamander Dichotomous Key Practice Classification Model Summary Board Homework Assignments During … Continue reading

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#ModBio Workshop Day 4

Today’s Agenda: Teacher Talk Parking Lot Discuss Experimental Design Model Test What is Living Activity – Model Development Exercise 1 – WB Organizing Living (part 1) Organizing Living (part 2) Exercise 2 – WB There was a variety of topics … Continue reading

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#ModBio Workshop Day 3

Our tentative plan for the day was: Teacher Talk & Parking Lot Seeds – Question, Design, Implement Goldfish – Question, Design, Implement, Analyze, WB Controls & Variables w/ the Simpsons – Deploy – WB Experimental Design Model Summary WB What … Continue reading

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#ModBio Workshop Day 2

Our tentative plan for the day was: Discuss HW Reach a consensus on the definition of a model An activity called Playing the Game of Science Isopod Investigation Lunch Seeds Goldfish As pairs, we shared our definitions of a model … Continue reading

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#ModBio Workshop Day 1

At the beginning of the workshop we did introductions; names, where you teach, who you teach, what you teach, and any experience you’ve had with Modeling Instruction. There are 10 of us in the workshop from around the country, NY, … Continue reading

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