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Community Forums - Undergraduate Educators - October Topic - Bringing Science Together in Your Class

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How do you tie science concepts together for your students? Share below:

This thread was posted on October 16, 2014 at 2:48 PM ET by Miranda Byse.
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Re: October Topic - Bringing Science Together in Your Class

Often times the best way to tie science concepts together is to give the students an example they would all be familiar with and then bring in the science concept again. Thermoregulation and homeostasis are classic examples. The common example of a thermostat is often used to demonstrate regulation of temperature in your house then bring it back to how the body regulates its temperature. In animal physiology you can expand and talk about conformers that do not regulate their body temperature.

This was posted on October 22, 2014 at 8:10 PM ET by Patricia A. Halpin.
Re: October Topic - Bringing Science Together in Your Class

In teaching human anatomy and physiology I attempt to help students build on what they have already learned by showing them how our body systems are interconnected. For example, we study the skeletal system before the nervous system, and I point out to them (again) the points of exit for nerves from the skull and vertebral column. With each body system I try to help students connect to other systems in order to view the body as a whole rather than just the individual parts or systems.

This was posted on October 28, 2014 at 1:46 PM ET by Deborah Miller, D.C..
Re: October Topic - Bringing Science Together in Your Class

In upper level undergraduate classes in physiology, after I present and discuss the materIal in the physiology textbook, I give examples from dalily activities that involve the physiological systems. I ask if they know anybody with a problem or disease that involve this system.  Then I ask the students to find out if there is current research going on in this area. Then we will discuss what the students think about these new trials!

This was posted on November 25, 2014 at 8:58 AM ET by Nuran Kumbaraci.
Re: Re: October Topic - Bringing Science Together in Your Class

You have a great idea to use known diseases whether it be their family members or friends that have it as a precursor of starting diseases.

This was posted on May 11, 2015 at 4:03 PM ET by Misty Torres.
Re: October Topic - Bringing Science Together in Your Class

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This was posted on October 16, 2019 at 11:22 PM ET by Robert Sharph.
Re: October Topic - Bringing Science Together in Your Class

I like to bring in images from the primary literature and ask students to tie the results in to the class content and share possible implications for their daily life. It forces students to go beyond what they may be trying to memorize for class and use their critical thinking skills. It also helps them to see that fundamental scientific research is important for their life. I think it helps to tie things together or perhaps starts to do that.

This was posted on June 22, 2015 at 11:42 AM ET by Lynn Diener.
Re: Re: October Topic - Bringing Science Together in Your Class

One of the best way of teaching science is playing and nature study because such kind of activities encourage students to take interest in studies.  

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This was posted on October 16, 2018 at 1:52 AM ET by Lauren Desouza.
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This was posted on September 18, 2019 at 3:15 AM ET by Quintessa Hays.