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 […]
Posts Categorized: Science
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 […]
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.
Here’s more great motivation to exercise! Come on, get off your chair and get happy:) The Happiness Effect: How Exercise Makes You Happy | Visual.ly.
Discipline: Biology Introduction: Microbiology 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 and also the fear that microbes are bad. I would like to welcome my students […]
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 […]
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 […]
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: […]
This summer Valencia is going to host a STEM camp for high school seniors, and we are going to have 24 students visiting different science labs at West Campus during two days. I may use some portion of this “sample lesson” for the physics portion of the STEM camp. I will start with projecting a […]
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 […]