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Summer reading Assignment #4- Finish “Letters to a Young Scientist” and send us your (recorded) thoughts
- Kim M. wants to know what the NGSS is really asking.
- Anonymous Vector has been asked to sign away their Intellectual Property rights on any work they create for their school.
- Amanda M. wanted a search function for the Horizontal Transfer website.
- David thinks it is important to know your subject, thoroughly.
- Paul appreciated Dr. Wilson’s thoughts on mentoring.
- Dr. William Brown’s Ant research library.
- Send us your reflections on the Summer Reading for next episode!
- John D. has found utility in group quizzes.
- David’s “Weekend Writing” cycles.
- Paul uses the Curriculum Framework.
- The importance of narrative flow in science instruction.
This Week's Topic: The Galapagos
- The wild horses of Cotopaxi
- How do hummingbirds thrive in the Andes?
- Alfred Russell Wallace
- The difficult history of Galapagos colonists
- The Galapagos-Norwegians connection.
- The national parks of Ecuador
- A brief look at how different Ecuadorian politics is from American politics.
- The Sea Cucumber War
- Post Office Bay
- The OpenStax Chemistry textbook is now available to all, for free!
- Group size and its influence on information dissemination.
- We incorrectly noted that vehicles let you disembark on Cotopaxi at an elevation of 16,000 feet. It’s actually much closer to 15,000 feet. Not that you notice when you go there.