We are most accustomed to making observations directly with our eyes. Students therefore often find it conceptually challenging to comprehend the reasoning and logic used by scientists studying atoms that they cannot directly see. This activity allows the students to practice making logical inferences in an experiment with very similar principles to that of RutherfordÕs famous gold foil experiment.
I taught the evolution unit in SBI 3U through a series of simulations and paper labs where students examined evidence for evolution. The labs were: 1. Feeding Frenzy (self-generated) 2. Comparing... read more
The following activities are divided into three sections: Minds On, Action, Consolidation. While this outline approximates a traditional lesson plan, teachers are encouraged to mix and match the... read more
Categories: Lab/Student Activity
Author: Rebecca Quirie, Don Galbraith Award winner, University of Western Ontario Although the university preparatory SBI4U biology course is varied and comprehensive in nature, an overarching... read more