Resources for Enhancing Cases (16 posts)

  • Profile picture of Drew Kohlhorst Drew Kohlhorst said 4 years ago:

    Post your “hook” resources

  • Profile picture of Bjorn Wolter Bjorn Wolter said 4 years ago:

    Opening segments of The Stand for bioethics, epidemiology, etc…

  • Profile picture of Drew Kohlhorst Drew Kohlhorst said 4 years ago:

    TED Talks, RadioLab

  • Profile picture of Drew Kohlhorst Drew Kohlhorst said 4 years ago:

    http://www.cbc.ca/natureofthings/episodes/invasion-of-the-body-snatchers – Invasion of the Body Snatchers

  • Profile picture of Drew Kohlhorst Drew Kohlhorst said 4 years ago:

    Outbreak, Blade Runner, GATTACA

  • Profile picture of Justin Pruneski Justin Pruneski said 4 years ago:

    Animations can be a nice way to intro or enhance cases. You can show or point them to a particular one or have them find their own. It is especially powerful to have students look at multiple animations depicting the same process and compare and contrast the different representations.

  • Profile picture of Drew Kohlhorst Drew Kohlhorst said 4 years ago:

    CancerQuest – #introbio, video interviews with researchers, patients, describes normal and abnormal cell growth.

  • Profile picture of Justin Pruneski Justin Pruneski said 4 years ago:

    Comparing a primary research article to a popular press release about the science.

  • Profile picture of Mark Bergland Mark Bergland said 4 years ago:

    The “Murder of Crows” video (Nature) can be used to critique the scientific method, especially if used in conjunction with the original research article upon which the article is based:
    “Lasting recognition of threatening people by wild American crows”
    John M. Marzluff a,*, Jeff Walls a, Heather N. Cornell a, John C. Withey a, David P. Craig
    Animal Behaviour 79 (2010) 699–707

    At the end of the video, there is a flaw in the method the investigator is using to test if the crow recognizes him, which is good fodder for discussion.

  • Profile picture of Bjorn Wolter Bjorn Wolter said 4 years ago:

    This one should get a conversation going… Operating on infants without anesthesia.
    http://www.nytimes.com/1987/11/24/science/infants-sense-of-pain-is-recognized-finally.html?module=Search&mabReward=relbias%3Ar

  • Profile picture of Drew Kohlhorst Drew Kohlhorst said 4 years ago:

    New York Times – Well blog – reports 1 case per month on specific disease with reader input and post answer

  • Profile picture of Glenna Malcolm Glenna Malcolm said 4 years ago:

    This is Glenna: To have students discuss fitness, competition, and sexual selection (have them figure that out though):
    Birds of Paradise: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W7QZnwKqopo
    Ram Rumble: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zj8istSAMoY

  • Profile picture of Glenna Malcolm Glenna Malcolm said 4 years ago:

    My other suggested resource would be the following podcast from NPR’s Planet Money, which could be good in a sustainability or ag class. The podcast is about the “high tech cow” and how hard it is to keep dairy farms solvent — explores how one farm has turned their farm into an education space as another income stream. Students can explore if they agree with the podcast’s findings about dairy farms and how sustainable it would be for most dairy farms to go down the route of an educational farm. http://www.npr.org/blogs/money/2012/03/09/148310162/the-friday-podcast-the-high-tech-cow

  • Profile picture of Sarah Anne Orlofske saorlofs said 3 years, 10 months ago:

    Just wanted to share a couple of resources for cases. The CDC has a website of “cases” related to parasitic diseases — could be short problems for in class or developed into something more substantial by grouping different ones together. Could be useful in a variety of bio medical fields. Here is the link http://www.cdc.gov/dpdx/monthlyCaseStudies/2014/case378.html

  • Profile picture of Sarah Anne Orlofske saorlofs said 3 years, 10 months ago:

    Another resource for teaching in ecology or other environmental issues can be found here: http://www.esa.org/tiee/

    Teaching Issues and Experiments in Ecology

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