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Digging Up the Dirt on Soil Microbes
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This hands-on exercise introduces students, grades K-8, to the idea of soil ...

This hands-on exercise introduces students, grades K-8, to the idea of soil as a habitat for many different organisms, links between the biological adaptation of an organism and the physical demands of its habitat, and identification of soil and aquatic organisms. The activity includes objectives, standards addressed, materials needed, teaching tips, procedure, questions with potential answers, summary of learned material, and additional resources. The exercise was a product of the Soil and Environmental Camp June 2003. PDF document.

Subject:
Biology
Ecology
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Activity/Lab
Lesson Plan
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Microbial Life (MLER) (SERC)
University of Delaware
Author:
Kurt Williamson
Problem-Based Learning Clearinghouse
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The Problem-Based Learning Clearinghouse is a repository of materials for instructors interested ...

The Problem-Based Learning Clearinghouse is a repository of materials for instructors interested in using problem-based learning in their courses. It includes a collection of problems and articles to assist educators in using problem-based learning. Most of the problems and articles are peer reviewed by PBL experts in the disciplinary content areas which include Life Science, Physical Science, Social Science, Medicine and Health Care, Social Science and Engineering. Teaching notes and supplemental materials accompany each problem, providing insights and strategies that are innovative and classroom-tested. All problems are available as Google Documents and can be copied, tweaked, translated, etc. Most of them have been assigned a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial (CC By NC) license as well.

An opportunity to discuss problem-based learning is provided via a comments in the provided Google Documents. New contributions are encouraged!

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Education
Life Science
Social Science
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Activity/Lab
Lesson Plan
Teaching/Learning Strategy
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University of Delaware
Virtual Microscope
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The Virtual Microscope is a full-fledged simulation that allows users to select ...

The Virtual Microscope is a full-fledged simulation that allows users to select and position slides, adjust lighting, magnification and focus, and measure specimens. A narrated demonstration is available to guide students through the steps required to bring a specimen into focus. There is also a checklist that indicates which steps have been completed successfully.

Subject:
Life Science
Biology
Astronomy
Chemistry
Geology
Physics
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Diagram/Illustration
Interactive
Simulation
Provider:
University Corporation for Atmospheric Research
University of Delaware
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DLESE Community Collection