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Gerber, Daniel Timothy [1].

Plant-based Secondary Lesson Plans Developed as Broader Impact Materials for Grassland Research.

K-12 science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education reform has been supported by many U.S. organizations (e.g., BSA, National Research Council, American Association for the Advancement of Science, National Science Teachers Association). Over the past 6 years, the author has published a series of linked, vetted science lesson plans with departmental colleague Dr. Meredith Thomsen, UW-L graduate, undergraduate-biology major, and undergraduate pre-service teachers as part of a larger NSF-initiated research project (DEB-0816834) at the UC-Berkeley administered Angelo Coast Range Reserve field station. This presentation describes pre-service teacher involvement in both scientific research and lesson plan development thereby connecting field based research with the secondary science classroom. These lessons link science concepts between middle and high school grade bands as outlined in Project 2061 developed Science Literacy Maps and are accessible to teachers online as part of a larger broader impacts program.

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1 - University Of Wisconsin - La Crosse, Department Of Biology, 2028 Cowley Hall, La Crosse, WI, 54601, USA

broader impacts
secondary education.

Presentation Type: Oral Paper:Papers for Sections
Session: 34
Location: Salon 9/The Shaw Conference Centre
Date: Tuesday, July 28th, 2015
Time: 9:00 AM
Number: 34005
Abstract ID:161
Candidate for Awards:None

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