A SYNAPSE is a minute gap between nerve cells which transmits crucial information through the nervous system. The goal of this network is to perform a similar "synaptic" function between biology instructors of all levels and locations.
Step one in participation within The Synapse: read & explore. Step two: share. Feed the system. Be a resource. Help to create a synapse that communicates in both directions!
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Hello all,Mostly I just lurk around the discussions so thanks for all of past support. I am planning on preforming Investigation 10 Energy dynamics in September and am having a problem. For the…Continue
I am hoping to perform Lab 10 the first week of Sept - I have never used Fast Plants. How long do I need to allot for the Fast Plants to grow? and where do I get the larvae? Perhaps I have missed…Continue
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By request :) (and thanks - I wouldn't have thought to do this....), sharing a plan for my AP evolution unit this is limited on lecture, and uses a lot of different activities/labs/whiteboards to get…Continue
The science fair is one of the best teaching strategies I have encountered after almost 20 years of schooling and 7 years of teaching.It teachers the scientific method and project managementIt allows…Continue
Some references (textbooks, journals, and modules) refer to viruses and prions as "bordercases of life." Is the label justified or reasonable?
Hi Everyone, I'm on the final stage of data collection for my Master's project. My study focuses on the transition between high school and college biology courses, in terms of content knowledge…Continue
Is anyone interested in a book club? If so, I'll start a group. But we should pick a book first (if anyone is even interested). My dad just sent me Evolution: The First Four Billion Years. It would…Continue
Hi everyone,I just posted this message in the Environmental Science group, but then found this Forum and thought it might be relevant here too. Please do let me know which is the more appropriate…Continue
Hi. I come to science teaching from a research background, not an education background, so one thing I struggle with is how to teach the practice of science that to me is second nature. Does anyone…Continue
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Today my students used the ActivExpression's self-paced option differently than I have done before. Students previously how to measure the mass and volume of different objects. They also had learned to calculate the density using mass and volume.
I set up a “Performance Assessment” that involved the ActivExpressions. The classroom had 21 “Stations” labeled A-U. Each station had the materials needed for the assessment question assigned to it. Questions were assigned to be…Continue
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Observation has been the touchstone of objectivity in science for thousands of years. It has been used by humanity throughout history to record a hunt or battle, track the passage of time and seasons, detail
the success of an exploration or follow the progress of illness in a
Aristotle said of observation: “We value our sight above almost everything else. The reason for this is that of all the senses sight makes…Continue