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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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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 11

Agenda: WB Discussion Cellular Respiration Laboratory Simulating Cellular Respiration with MolyMods Exercise 2 – WB & Discuss What Do Plants Eat? Simulating Photosynthesis with MolyMods Do Plants Photosynthesize all the Time? The whiteboard discussion of our Cellular Respiration Laboratory was … 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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#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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