Posts Categorized: Science

A Flipped Lesson: Using Screenchomp to make a Khan-esque Lesson

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The following post is a part of the Flipped Classroom series from the 2015 Summer Destination Program:  Special thanks to Andrea Tice for submitting an example of a flipped lesson that she has prepared to teach students in her Gen Chem II course how to balance complex reduction-oxidation reactions. The learning outcomes for this lesson […]

Did you know that January 17 is known as “ditch your New Year’s resolution day?”

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On a recent e-mail from the “National Parks Service” “ditch your New Year’s resolution day” showed up in the subject line.  What synchronicity as we have our upcoming “Circle of Innovation” sessions (January, 2015) on the “Power of Habit” and making your students stick to new habits you wish them to change or begin.  We […]

Supersonic Ping-Pong Bazooka

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What happens when you shoot a ping-pong ball at speeds faster than an F16 fighter jet can fly? Take a look for yourself. Kind of makes me wish I had majored in Mechanical Engineering. Here is a link to the Perdue web page.

Music and the Brain

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Introduction:  Few will deny that music has a powerful impact on most of our lives, but it is interesting to think about why it is so powerful.  Music can help put us into various emotional states, whether it be relaxed, focused, or even angry.  I will discuss this topic in a Music Appreciation class.  Why […]

Microbial world to me and my target population

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1. Infographics: Why Microbiology? http://visual.ly/why-i-picked-microbiology-   Description:  It is a very interesting and one of the pre requisite subject to enter into any health care field. However, students are scared of this subject as it has too much content to cover in one semester. On the other hand, by mid semester, students start liking this […]

Achey Breaky Heart- The Cardiac Conduction System

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The Cardiac Conduction System Sino-Atrial [SA] node or primary pacemaker – cells that generate an electrical current. Atrioventricular [AV] node or secondary pacemaker- receives the electrical impulse. Cardiac muscle action potentials– SA-AV electrical activity causes the right atrium to contract. Heartbeat -the result of cardiac muscle action potential, travelling throughout the heart. Intrinsic heart rate: […]

Are You Scared of MERS? Let TED Tell You.

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MERS: AN EMERGING LETHAL VIRAL DISEASE MERS is a new type of viral respiratory disease that has recently been reported in a couple of confirmed cases here in Orlando. The causative virus is MERS-CoV, a corona virus similar to those that cause the common cold. It qualifies as an EID, emerging infectious disease. It has […]

Love with Microbiology (good microbes)

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Singh Final Project Discipline: Biology Video Title: Simple Science – The Micro-Organisms Song  Categories: Science, Education Time Frame: The very first day of class Introduction: This is a really good video to take away fear of students taking this class of Microbiology that all microbes are bad. Learning Objective: Students will gain perspectives on the […]

Who’s Your Daddy?

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Human Genome Unzipped: The Daddy of All Blogs! This discussion thread has run for years now. It allows bloggers to express their own viewpoints – be it bioethical or scientific or religious or even political. It is an interesting take on human genetics from all angles and all disciplines. You can be casual or technical […]

My Stroke of Insight

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Introduction: Brain is an organ with more than 85 billion neurons and 10-50 trillion neuroglial cells to support these neurons. This organ with numerous numbers of cells only weights about 3 lb in adults. Each one of its neurons forms approximately 1000 synapses with other neurons. Brain is such a complicated, organized, amazing organ that […]

Clean Hands Save Lives!

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THE SCIENCE AND ART OF HAND-WASHING  [A MULTI-PRONG APPROACH TO LESSON DELIVERY] INTRODUCTION.  This lesson incorporates the historical aspects, theory behind and significant impact that regular and proper handwashing has in the healthcare setting. It intends to instill in the minds of students who are in the nursing and allied health programs that hand-washing truly […]

Are you smarter than a dog?

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Leighann Leonard  Classical and Operant Conditioning: Are you smarter than a dog?   Before: Watch this TEDEd video on the differences between Classical and Operant conditioning. http://ed.ted.com/lessons/the-difference-between-classical-and-operant-conditioning-peggy-andover Also, have students read the chapter on learning in their textbooks.   Entrance ticket: From the TEDEd video, write one paragraph demonstrating the differences between Classical and Operant […]