Archive for February, 2011

A class of grown-ups is different…

Some learnings from the season’s first TAP presentation.

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Continue Reading February 28, 2011 at 7:07 AM 1 comment

Connecting monomers, polymers and stuff you can actually see…

Reacting to kids not getting it, a card sort may help to knit concepts together. Yarn is made of wool, which is keratin, a kind of structural protein, made of 20 kinds of amino-acid monomers. So there you go 🙂

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POP: Rescuing a Research Nose-Dive

Going from grrrrr to well, not exactly grrreat, but better…

Continue Reading February 16, 2011 at 10:22 AM 1 comment

POP, TAP Cause and Effect Flow Charts

A simple way to take notes, show understanding and connect up all the world’s problems, right?

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POP8: Prosletizing (but beautiful) Movies?

How and why show art movies about the environment in science class…

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POP 6: “..tossing hope out the window, along with the hearts that held it…”

Our teens see a dark world ahead in their “After Oil” stories. What are they planning to do about it? We start research with Wikipedia and cause and effect diagrams.

Continue Reading February 1, 2011 at 1:23 PM Leave a comment


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