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MERLOT II


    

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by Brian Murfin
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Description:
This is a collection of materials that can be used to teach living environment in high school.
Course:
9th grade living environment

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1.

Evolution


Added 11/02/2011
This website is a collection of cartoons about the common misconceptions about evolution and natural selection. This can be used before teaching evolution, so that a teacher can assess what their students know and realize if there are any misconceptions. This can be used during lessons on evolution so that students can debate about the correct answer and then come to a correct conclusion. Lastly, this can be used as an assessment tool to see if students understand evolution and if they maintain any of their misconceptions, which would have to be addressed before moving on.
2.

Transcription (DNA to RNA)


Added 11/02/2011
This website has a great animation which can be useful when teaching protein production in living environment. The fact that it first introduces a question, how do proteins form, can motivate students to try and answer the question, rather than just accepting facts.
3.

Mission: Biomes


Added 11/02/2011
This is a great resource to use when teaching students about biomes in living environment. It has an assignment where you decide which plants to plant in a given biome, which shows application of knowledge.
4.

Bioluminescent Organisms


Added 11/02/2011
I would use this as an example of adaptation when teaching evolution in living environment, to accompany in class dinoflagellate visitors
5.

Human Embryonic Stem Cells


Added 11/02/2011
I would use this animation when we discuss bioethics and biotechnology in living environment, to give students an overview of what stem cells are, before allowing them to debate about the issue.
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