Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Making of a Surgeon--Intro & chapter 1

From "Making of a Surgeon" - You need at least 1 response to receive credit for blogging - ideally you can respond to other posts and create a dialog with your classmates.

Would you have chosen a hospital similar to Bellevue or a “white-tower” hospital in the suburbs?

Monday, March 15, 2010

Brain Rules!

By exploring the interactive rules, you should become familiar with the different aspects of brain research, and the implications presented here.

On Wednesday, we will have a discussion, focusing on the following questions:
  1. According to the research presented on the site, how we might re-design the school day, the classroom, and the lecture?
  2. Taking your 11 years of experience in classrooms into account, which of the above things do you think would be most beneficial for YOU? for classes in general?
  3. How might you change your study habits, or daily routine to take advantage of this research?
  4. What parts of this information are you skeptical of?
  5. How does the information presented on the brain-rules site relate to your case study?

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Pick the Pollinator

Flowering plants represent about one-sixth of all Earth's known living life-forms and are important to the survival of most other species. But how did these immobile organisms manage to spread so far? One answer is pollination, or plant sexual reproduction. Pollinators—typically wind, water, and animals—carry pollen from one flower to another, where fertilization takes place. In this game, match seven plants with their pollinators and learn some of the reasons why flowering plants have come to dominate the botanical world.—Rima Chaddha

Launch Interactive

Monday, March 1, 2010

Stomata Lab analysis

Click here to download the excel spreadsheet to do t-test analysis.

If you want to read more about the T-test, go here.

If you have less than 9 samples, the chart to look up the confidence numbers may be found here.

Please email me, or post here if you have questions!