Conceptual flow ecosystem dynamics investigation

Ecosystem dynamics investigations

Why hands-on ecosystem investigations? Ecosystems are highly complex systems; how can we support learners to grasp the affects on populations when one component of an ecosystem changes? Using a model ecosystem and model population in a hands-on investigation is an effective teaching strategy. In addition to making abstract ecosystem concepts more concrete, this investigation supports learning about systems and systems modeling in science–one …

Polycots selection investigation overview

New Fast Plants Polycots: Engaging & versatile for selection experiments

In the recorded webinar from August 5th, 2020 (posted below) we introduced a new line of Fast Plants AND learned conceptual data analysis teaching strategies with data scientist, Claudia Solis-Lemus of UW-Madison. Beneath the video recording you’ll find access to the teaching materials that accompany the investigation showcased in the webinar. Please check back for updates to this blog post …