Promoting Interdisciplinary Scientific Investigations in the Secondary Biology Classroom

Title

Promoting Interdisciplinary Scientific Investigations in the Secondary Biology Classroom

Authors

Presenter(s)

Jessica L Grilliot

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Description

This project integrates interdisciplinary biosensor research conducted in the Biology Department of the University of Dayton into the curriculum of a ninth grade biology course. The curriculum of such a course in the state of Ohio must include opportunities for students to practice inquiry and application skills. The learning experience developed for this project challenges students to investigate the purpose and applications of college level research. Learning module content includes interdisciplinary connections with biology, chemistry, and physics, such as molecular structure, chemical bonds, sensory response, signal transduction, and sound waves/resonance frequency. Inquiry and application skills are incorporated through directed reading, group discussion of the project concept, and hands-on construction and testing of a model sensor device. Assessment metrics include a pre- and post-activity survey, peer evaluation of constructed devices, and working group written and oral reflection on learning module content.

Publication Date

4-5-2017

Project Designation

Independent Research - Undergraduate

Primary Advisor

Karolyn M Hansen

Primary Advisor's Department

Biology

Keywords

Stander Symposium poster

Promoting Interdisciplinary Scientific Investigations in the Secondary Biology Classroom

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