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Debbie's PCR Background
(based off of Dina Kovarik's PCR presentation, Shoreline CC)
PCR Spot Test
How to do a PCR product spot test for DNA (Google Slide). Also has Regina's HAYSTACK analogy.
Curriculum Project Guidelines and Folder for Projects
This Curriculum Project folder contains images of sample posters as well as poster guidelines and the project overview.
When you are finished with your project, load it in the Cohort 2019 folder. This folder includes the Lunch Sign-Up spreadsheet.
Transformation (with either pBLU or pFLO)
Elephant Lab - for Flowcharting Homework
Use the following file to prepare a flowchart prior to our first day.
This resource lives on our Elephant Curriculum Page, under IVORY CACHE Curriculum, STUDENT protocol, HORIZON gel box.
Draft Syllabus - Summer 2019
2019 Cohort Participant Contact List
Socratic Seminar Readings - Electronic Copies
Argumentation and Discourse Resources
Accountable Talk Primer
The Accountable Talk® Sourcebook is an extensive introduction to the purposes of Accountable Talk and the classroom practices that promote Accountable Talk discussions at all grade levels. Accountable Talk has been shown to result in robust academic achievement for students of all economic, social, and linguistic backgrounds.
The Argumentation Toolkit is a collection of resources designed to help teachers understand and teach scientific argumentation (Lawrence Hall of Science, Berkeley/Boston College).
Ambitious Science Teaching
The Ambitious Science Teaching Framework provides 4 Core sets of teaching practices. It is based on research that investigates the following question: “What kinds of talk, tasks, and tools do students need in order to fully engage in meaningful forms of science learning?”
Situating argumentation in student science activity
Manz argues that argumentation needs to be situated in real scientific questions and practices and makes suggestions for how to make argumentation an authentic science activity for students (Contact SEP if you're interested in the original article).
STEM Teaching Tools Argumentation Playlist
This short course is designed to help educators think about how the practice of argumentation relates to the practice of explanation, research- and practice-based strategies that can foster rich forms of student argumentation, and how argumentation opportunities can be implemented in more equitable ways (Institute for Science and Math Education, UW).
Student Talk Flowchart and Protocols
These resources are designed to help educators foster student talk in the science classroom. This document is best used with STEM Teaching Tool #35 found at stemteachingtools.org/ brief/35. This resource contains the Idea Coaching protocol.
NSTA Explanation and Argumentation Article
An NSTA article on Explanation and Argumentation Practices which includes classroom examples.
Curriculum Project Resources