"I have been involved in science fairs for years. I had detailed time line for students and yet many students apparently did their work pretty much the night before the project was due. After about 10 years I figured out a way to have students…"
"Starting two days ago (and lasting for 3 weeks), COSEE-West is hosting a free online workshop about evolution using marine examples. We have lectures from an excellent lecturer, Dr. Pat Krug from CSULA. He will give one of the 3 lectures live online…"
As far as "handouts" go... I do not. I will scrounge to see if I have any of the base concepts in a slide presentation, etc. The problem is that botany is really the strongest part of my background and I never have created a ton of materials to go along. The lab you are speaking of is from a semester-long botany course we offer. We are able to do some really cool investigations there.
Anyway- I will look, but... those photos are from a session where they dissected and applied simple logic to label the parts of the pericarp, seed location(s), determine placentation and fruit type.
We also ate a TON of exotic fruit that midwesterners never eat. Hey- if it isn't an apple, orange or banana, there is a good chance they haven't tried it. Sad but true.
Thanks again for your suggestions and I wanted to ask if you taught at Carmel High. I used to live in Moneterey for about 3 years and my Aunt lived in Carmel Valley. I coached hockey and tutored at the York School. My husband and I loved living out there and miss it tremendously. My photo is me at Point Lobos. Anyway- hope Carmel is as beautiful as ever!
You are completely right. It is nice because I often teach students in both math and science in the same year Therefore, I can have them apply their math skills in science. Also, our math program focuses a lot on real world applications and hands on activities which is great since they are always asking - "when am I EVER going to use this?"
Thanks for the Copyright links Colin, I'll definitely check them out. I see you're the leader of the Evolution group, I just joined the network (per Katie Theobald's recommendation) and have a bunch of other new techo-tools that I'm trying to navigate through, but as soon as I'm more settled in the digital world, I hope I'll get more involved in this great network. I look forward to some good discussions!
Colin - Just watched your candy gel electrophoresis video :) Do you have a copy of that you could send me? I would like to do that lab - and this is the second time this week I've seen mention of it. Thanks for any help you can provide!