Setting the Stage
I use BioInteractive resources to tell a story and set the stage before asking students to look at data to make conclusions about the science in the system. For example, the Scientists at Work video Tropic Cascades in Salt Marsh Ecosystems features the work of Brian Silliman and highlights how small snails can tell us about regulation in salt marsh ecosystems. I look for the literature behind the story to find a paper, figure, or piece of data at the appropriate level for my students. For this video, my students examined the figures from a Biology Letters paper published by Silliman’s research group. HHMI BioInteractive multimedia brings the story behind the data to life. – Kristine Grayson (University of Richmond, VA)
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