Presentation Title

A Push for an Inquiry Based Approach to Scientific Learning in the High School Classroom

Location

Atrium

Session Format

Poster Presentation

Research Area Topic:

MBI - Molecular Biology Initiative

Co-Presenters, Co- Authors, Co-Researchers, Mentors, or Faculty Advisors

Mrs. Yvonne, Arnsdorff

Laura B. Regassa, PhD

Abstract

The Molecular Biology Initiative (MBI) program is a National Science Foundation (NSF) initiative that aims to enhance graduate student professional development with community outreach. Graduate fellows are partnered with science teachers in MBI funded high schools where they serve as content experts. Fellows and partner teachers collaborate to generate weekly activities that are designed to enhance student leaning and incorporate the graduate student’s thesis work into the teacher’s curriculum. I have worked with a variety of ages and learning levels including 9th grade advanced and honors biology and 12th grade advanced placement (AP) biology. My partner teacher and I have created a module that focuses on generating inquiry based activities that adhere to the national and state science standards in the following units: Biological Systems, Genetics/Mutations, and Structure-Function Relationships in Living Cells.

Keywords

MBI, Inquiry, High school

Presentation Type and Release Option

Presentation (Open Access)

Start Date

4-24-2015 2:45 PM

End Date

4-24-2015 4:00 PM

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A Push for an Inquiry Based Approach to Scientific Learning in the High School Classroom

Atrium

The Molecular Biology Initiative (MBI) program is a National Science Foundation (NSF) initiative that aims to enhance graduate student professional development with community outreach. Graduate fellows are partnered with science teachers in MBI funded high schools where they serve as content experts. Fellows and partner teachers collaborate to generate weekly activities that are designed to enhance student leaning and incorporate the graduate student’s thesis work into the teacher’s curriculum. I have worked with a variety of ages and learning levels including 9th grade advanced and honors biology and 12th grade advanced placement (AP) biology. My partner teacher and I have created a module that focuses on generating inquiry based activities that adhere to the national and state science standards in the following units: Biological Systems, Genetics/Mutations, and Structure-Function Relationships in Living Cells.