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Stage 6: Teaching Strategies and Resources (Examples)

prepared by Anne Fernandez and Kaye Placing

Educational Technologists, UniServe Science

October, 2000


Strategy Example 1 Example 2
Visual organisers - Concept maps and Vee diagrams Lifestyle Chemistry  
Posters Information Systems  
Mini-conferences Medical Technology - Bionics Environments Through Time
Software and on-line activities Disasters Blueprint of Life
Case studies Disasters The Search for Better Health
Debates Disasters From Ideas to Implementation

Visual organisers - Concept maps and Vee diagrams

CONCEPT MAPPING - Frequently Asked Questions...
http://www.uwp.edu/academic/stec/MBASC/Concept_Mapping/concept.mapping.faq.html

The Concept Mapping Homepage
http://users.edte.utwente.nl/lanzing/cm_home.htm

The Unfolding Vee
http://www.educ.uvic.ca/faculty/mroth/teaching/445/MiddleVee.htm

Interactive Vee Diagrams as a Metacognitive Tool for Learning
http://www.coe.uh.edu/insite/elec_pub/HTML1998/th_alva.htm

Lifestyle Chemistry (Senior Science)

Vee diagram - planning an investigation into the solubility of tablets

Solubility Investigation Vee diagram

Concept Map - showing solubility of tablets

Tablet solubility concept map


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Posters

Using Posters in Case Studies: The Scientific Poster as a Teaching Tool - this useful article covers the rationale behind using posters as a teaching tool, a typical timeline and evaluation criteria.
http://ublib.buffalo.edu/libraries/projects/cases/posters.html

Designing Effective Posters - an on-line tutorial that covers the planning and assembly of an effective poster.
http://www.kumc.edu/SAH/OTEd/jradel/Poster_Presentations/PstrStart.html

Information Systems (Senior Science)

History

Timeline of Communication History - a timeline of significant events in the history of communication from 3500 BC to 1995
http://www.mediahistory.com/time/alltime.html

Bill's 200-Year Condensed History of Telecommunications from William von Alven, Manager, FCC Part 68 Operations
http://www.cclab.com/billhist.htm

Electromagnetic Energy

Understanding Electromagnetic Energy a Fact Sheet from Electromagnetic Energy Association
http://www.elecenergy.com/understanding.htm

Communication - over view of communication from University of Texas, includes diagram of the electromagnetic spectrum with details of how it is used with communications
http://www.eco.utexas.edu/faculty/Norman/long/comm.html

How the Radio Spectrum Works from How Stuff Works
http://www.howstuffworks.com/radio-spectrum.htm

Mobile Phones

GET YOUR HEAD ROUND THIS... a special report on mobile phones from New Scientist, includes a link to a graphic showing where mobile phones fit into the electromagnetic spectrum
http://www.newscientist.com/nsplus/insight/phones/mobilephones.html

How a Cell Phone Works from How Stuff Works
http://www.howstuffworks.com/cell-phone.htm

Inside a Digital Cell Phone from How Stuff Works
http://www.howstuffworks.com/inside-cell-phone.htm

Cellular Radio - Cellular Telephone a Fact Sheet from Electromagnetic Energy Association
http://www.elecenergy.com/cellular.htm

Faxes

Facsimile Transmission from Encarta encyclopedia
http://encarta.msn.co.uk/find/Concise.asp?ti=046A1000

Facsimile & SSTV History from HF-FAX includes photographs of historical facsimile machines
http://www.hffax.de/History/faxhistory.html

fax machine from Webopedia
http://webopedia.internet.com/TERM/f/fax_machine.html

Television

How Television Works from How Stuff Works
http://www.howstuffworks.com/tv.htm

Radio and Television Broadcasting a Fact Sheet from Electromagnetic Energy Association
http://www.elecenergy.com/radiotv.htm

Compact Discs

How Compact Discs (CDs) Work from How Stuff Works
http://www.howstuffworks.com/cd.htm


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Mini-conferences

Teaching Communication in Context: Students Develop Their Own Conference in Applied Physics at Curtin University
http://cea.curtin.edu.au/goodpractice/case_sketches/zadnik_m.html

Mini-Symposium on Genetic Disorders at AccessExcellence
http://www.accessexcellence.org/AE/ATG/data/released/0348-RosieMcKinney/

Medical Technology - Bionics (Senior Science)

Diseases of the Heart and Circulatory System

Heart Disease from OnHealth - covers a range of heart diseases
http://onhealth.webmd.com/conditions/resource/conditions/item%2C358.asp

PediHeart - a web site that deals mainly with congenital heart conditions which can be accessed at a Kid or Parent level
http://www.pediheart.org/

Heart Disease from Imaginis includes "Diagnostic Tests Used to Check for Heart Problems"
http://www.imaginis.com/heart-disease/

Heart disease from Adam.com links to anatomy of the heart and about twenty different heart diseases with symptoms and treatment of each.
http://medlineplus.adam.com/ency/article/000147.htm

Medical Techniques associated with the heart and circulatory system

Coronary Angioplasty or PTCA: from Heart Site includes What is Coronary Angioplasty? How is Angioplasty or PTCA performed? and Show me the results of an angioplasty procedure
http://www.heartsite.com/html/angioplasty.html

ANGIOPLASTY, LASER from American Heart Association
http://www.americanheart.org/Heart_and_Stroke_A_Z_Guide/angiol.html

Heart Pacemaker Implantation from University of Michigan
http://www.med.umich.edu/hcp/pa_info/pacemake.htm

The heart surgery information homepage - includes photos of mechanical heart valves and comparative statistics for repair and replacement of heart valves
http://heart-surgeon.com/

A Heart Valve Tutorial
http://www.lerner.ccf.org//bme/valve/tutorial/

Environments Through Time (Earth and Environmental Science)

The Extinction Files from BBC Education
http://www0.bbc.co.uk/education/darwin/exfiles/massintro.htm

Dinosaur Extinction from Enchanted Learning Software
http://www.enchantedlearning.com/subjects/dinosaurs/extinction/

Cretaceous-Tertiary Extinction from University of British Columbia, Canada
http://www.science.ubc.ca/~geol313/lecture/kt/kt.htm

Dinosaur Extinction: The Volcano-Greenhouse Theory by Dewey McLean, Virginia Tech
http://filebox.vt.edu/artsci/geology/mclean/Dinosaur_Volcano_Extinction/

Mass extinctions at the Cretaceous-Tertiary (K-T) boundary from British Museum
http://www.nhm.ac.uk/science/intro/palaeo/project3/

Ice age Mammals and their Extinction from Museum Victoria
http://www.mov.vic.gov.au/dinosaurs/mammintro.stm

Mass Extinctions from Museum Victoria
http://www.mov.vic.gov.au/dinosaurs/moremass.stm

Extinctions: Cycles of Life and Death Through Time from the Hooper Virtual Paleontological Museum
http://www.wf.carleton.ca/Museum/extinction/tablecont.html

Environmental and Biological Implications of an Asteroid Impact: A Look at the K/T Boundary from the Hooper Virtual Paleontological Museum
http://www.wf.carleton.ca/Museum/impacts/index2.htm

Extinction from University of Miami, Department of Biology
http://fig.cox.miami.edu/Faculty/Tom/bil160/10_extinct.html

Dinosaurs: Death from Space? from Museum Victoria
http://howqua.mov.vic.gov.au/planetarium/constetour/dds/ddspri.html

Geology 21EGW Water and Hazards - from Earth Sciences, La Trobe University. Lecture 4 is entitled "Impacts & Mass Extinctions" (in pdf).
http://www.geology.latrobe.edu.au/ESWeb_Site/G21EGWHazards.html


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Software and on-line activities

Disasters (Senior Science)

Virtual Earthquake will show you the recordings of an earthquake's seismic waves detected by instruments far away from the earthquake. You are to locate the epicentre of an earthquake by making simple measurements on three seismograms that will be sent to you by the Virtual Earthquake program. Additionally, you will be required to determine the Richter Magnitude of that quake from the same recordings.
http://vcourseware3.calstatela.edu/VirtualEarthquake/VQuakeIntro.html

Home page of Alan L. Jones - a research scientist at Purdue University. Download Seismic/Eruption: A program for the visualization of seismicity and volcanic activity in space and time and Seismic Waves: A program for the visualization of wave propagation from this web page.
http://www.geol.binghamton.edu/faculty/jones/jones.html

Blueprint of Life (Biology)

GenScope is a learning environment that uses the computer to allow students to explore genetics in a novel and entertaining way. The package is available to download free of charge from this site and is supported by an extensive manual and worksheets. Available for Macintosh only.
http://genscope.concord.org/

BioLogica - provides two sample on-line activities Dragon Genetics and Mendel's Peas. The complete package BioLogica can be downloaded (for Macintosh or Windows) from this site.
http://www.concord.org/biologica/


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Case studies

Disasters (Senior Science)

Bushfires and Wildfires

Bushfire Factsheets from Nature Conservation Council of NSW (NCC) - fact sheets on Fire and Wildlife and Fire Ecology and Post fire Ecology
http://www.nccnsw.org.au/bushfire/projects/masterindex.html

WILL YOU SURVIVE? from the North West Bay Group, Tasmania Fire Service
http://www.southcom.com.au/~vern/Bushfire/

A CASE STUDY OF ASH WEDNESDAY, Feb 16, 1983 - from ANU
http://online.anu.edu.au/Forestry/fire/IUFRO/CONFLAG/ASHWED83/AWweath.HTM

The Ash Wednesday fires, February 16, 1983 - from ANU
http://online.anu.edu.au/Forestry/fire/IUFRO/CONFLAG/ASHWED83/AW83.HTM

ASH WEDNESDAY includes Weather conditions leading up to the Ash Wednesday fires and How did the Ash Wednesday bushfires start?
http://www.cfa.vic.gov.au/info_ash.htm

The January 1994 fires in Sydney, NSW - from ANU
http://online.anu.edu.au/Forestry/fire/IUFRO/CONFLAG/NSW94/NSW94.HTM

The Como/Jannali Jan 1994 fire - from ANU
http://online.anu.edu.au/Forestry/fire/IUFRO/CONFLAG/NSW94/como_jan.HTM

LANE COVE FIRE - from ANU
http://online.anu.edu.au/Forestry/fire/IUFRO/CONFLAG/NSW94/lane_cov.HTM

The Tasmanian (Hobart) fires, February 7, 1967 - from ANU
http://online.anu.edu.au/Forestry/fire/IUFRO/CONFLAG/HOBART67/HBT67.HTM

THE TASMANIAN BUSHFIRES OF 7TH FEBRUARY 1967 - from ANU
http://online.anu.edu.au/Forestry/fire/IUFRO/CONFLAG/HOBART67/AlanMc67.HTM

LINE OF FIRE - New respects for an old enemy from Discovery.com
http://www.discovery.com/area/science/wildfires/wildfires.html

FACT SHEET: WILDLAND FIRES from Federal Emergency Management Agency, USA
http://www.fema.gov/library/wildlanf.htm

The Search for Better Health (Biology)

Ross River Virus - Infectious

The New South Wales Arbovirus Surveillance & Mosquito Monitoring Program includes Barmah Forest Virus and Ross River Fever
http://www.arbovirus.health.nsw.gov.au/areas/arbovirus/

NSW Arbovirus Surveillance & Vector Monitoring Program
http://www.wahs.health.nsw.gov.au/areas/arbovirus/viruses/rossriverbarmahforest.htm

Ross River Virus Factsheet from Queensland Health
http://www.health.qld.gov.au/brochure/phs/ross_river.htm

Minamata Disease - Non-infectious

Epidemiology of Minamata Disease - a PowerPoint presentation, good background material for teachers
http://www.pitt.edu/~super1/lecture/lec0361/index.htm

Chapter - 4 Minamata disease a chapter from Industrial Pollution in Japan published by United Nations University Press.
http://www.unu.edu/unupress/unupbooks/uu35ie/uu35ie0c.htm

Minamata Disaster - a case study from American University, Washington
http://www.american.edu/projects/mandala/TED/MINAMATA.HTM

The Poisoning of Minamata - a historical case study of pollution in a closed ecosystem
http://www1.umn.edu/ships/ethics/minamata.htm

Minamata, and then . . .
http://vest.gu.se/~bosse/Mercury/Culture/Events/minamata.html

The Day the Cats of Minamata, Japan threw themselves into the Bay! an anecdotal description of Minamata disease
http://members.tripod.com/~Sandra_Justus/SandrazEnvironmentalStories_index.html

A nightmare revisited - an outbreak of Minamata disease in the Amazon rainforest
http://www.newscientist.com/cgi-bin/pageserver.cgi?/ns/19990206/newsstory1.html

MERCURY POISONING IN THE AMAZON: THE TIP OF THE ICEBERG
http://www.idrc.ca/Media/MercuryPoisoning_e.html

Health - Mercury poisoning disease re-emerges from BBC NEWS
http://news.bbc.co.uk/hi/english/health/newsid_271000/271598.stm

More Minamata - a letter to New Scientist about another outbreak of Minamata disease
http://www.newscientist.com/ns/19990327/letters5.html

Mercury dumping still haunts Japanese city
http://www.nando.net/newsroom/ntn/world/071998/world8_18600_noframes.html


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Debates

Disasters (Senior Science)

Insurance compensation for natural disasters and 'acts of God'

WOLLONGONG FLOOD AND STORM DAMAGE - the transcript of a speech made by Reba Meagher to State Parliament, August 2000
http://www.reba.com.au/speeches/wollongong%20flood.htm

Get ready to make a claim from Australian Consumers' Association Choice
http://www.choice.com.au/articles/a100276p1.htm

Facts on Flash Floods in NSW from Bureau of Meteorology
http://www.bom.gov.au/weather/nsw/inside/sevwx/public/flashfact.shtml

Severe Thunderstorms in New South Wales & the Australian Capital Territory from Bureau of Meteorology
http://www.bom.gov.au/weather/nsw/inside/sevwx/public/

Act of God from Legal Words Dictionary
http://www.butterworths.com.au/legalwords/html/000045.htm

From Ideas to Implementation (Physics)

Superconductivity is a new state of matter

FUNDAMENTALS OF SUPERCONDUCTORS from A Teacher's Guide to Superconductivity for High School Students, Oak Hill National Laboratory
http://www.ornl.gov/reports/m/ornlm3063r1/pt3.html

New states of correlated electrons from New Scientist
http://www.newscientist.com/nsplus/insight/future/schofield.html

Getting warmer from New Scientist Archives
http://www.newscientist.com/ns/980801/nsuperconductor.html

Recent Data from The Lemberger Superconductivity Laboratory
http://www.physics.ohio-state.edu/~trl/group/data.html

About Superconductivity from Pohang Superconductivity Center, Korea
http://www-psc.postech.ac.kr/High-Tc/Intro_SC/lib_eng.html


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