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by David Rawitz
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NUSKOOL.COM – this website allows one to find lessons for a specific content area (i.e. digestion, evolution) and each lesson comes with a “hook” which includes pop culture, music, sports, to appeal to students.  This is helpful because lots of students benefit from an analogy or some sort of hook to which they can relate the material.

PLANTSINMOTION.BIO.INDIANA.EDU – This has many time-lapse videos of plant movement. This is useful because we often talk about plant development and change and the specific types of plant movement but there is a disconnect because we don’t actually observe this.  These videos allow us to do so and it is engaging to see all of the types of plant motions we don’t typically pay attention to.

YOUTUBE.COM  - For any topic or concept, you have an incredible variety of videos to choose from so you can explain any idea every which way. If students are having trouble following a diagram, you can simply find another one on youtube.

PBS.ORG – This website had information and explanations for all aspects of evolution including the religious debate over creationism. It also has an FAQ section also about evolution. This will be very useful not only to incorporating material into curriculum but to prompt student questions and discussions.

CELLSALIVE.COM – This website is chock full of videos of all kinds of cells and all types of cell function. Again when we discuss something we cannot readily see, there is a disconnect so these videos provide the necessary visual.  Whenever you explain a given cellular process, you’re making certain assumptions which you may not be able to impart on students. Yet, if students can see the process you are detailing, it is much easier to understand.    

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