RST.11-12.9

Synthesize information from a range of sources (e.g., texts, experiments, simulations) into a coherent understanding of a process, phenomenon, or concept, resolving conflicting information when possible.

 
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The Mystery of the Romanovs

High School Science » Unit: DNA and Detectives: Applications of Genetic Testing
High School Science » Unit: DNA and Detectives: Applications of Genetic Testing
Ericka Senegar-Mitchell
Washington, DC
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

How can the latest in gene identification technology be used to identify victims of a brutal crime as well as trace genetic disorders present in a family for generations?

 
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dna fingerprint
   

Spaceship Earth: Concept evaluation (4 of 5)

Environmental Stewardship by Design » Unit: Citizen science, Student design
Environmental Stewardship by Design » Unit: Citizen science, Student design
Daniel Babauta
New York, NY
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

The concept of Spaceship Earth can be used as an analytic framework that has wide ranging implications for humans' approach to management of the Earth. How might we develop management strategies that minimize the influence of human colonization of Earth?

 
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Reflections (5)
graphic spaceship
   

The Henrietta Lacks Family Pedigree

High School Science » Unit: Bioethics: Issues in Biotechnology
High School Science » Unit: Bioethics: Issues in Biotechnology
Ericka Senegar-Mitchell
Washington, DC
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Biotechnology is a "family" affair!

 
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Reflections (1)
immortal life of henrietta lacks
   

What is Citizen Science? Shallow Dive (1 of 2)

Environmental Stewardship by Design » Unit: Citizen science, Student design
Environmental Stewardship by Design » Unit: Citizen science, Student design
Daniel Babauta
New York, NY
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Science is not just for professional scientists. How might we connect basic principles of democratic citizenship to scientific research?

 
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graphic citizen
   

Critical Editorial Analysis: Is Overpopulation a Problem?

High School Science » Unit: Populations
High School Science » Unit: Populations
Taylor Wichmanowski
Los Angeles, CA
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Editorials are only as effective as the evidence provided to support their claims. Sometimes editorials that seem to be on opposite sides of an issue are actually in fundamental agreement.

 
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image bike rider
   

Biomes Cooperative Presentation

High School Science » Unit: Biomes
High School Science » Unit: Biomes
Taylor Wichmanowski
Los Angeles, CA
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

The different biomes differ in their particular biotic and abiotic characteristics.

 
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image cooperative
   

EBWR - Recovering the Romanovs

High School Science » Unit: DNA and Detectives: Applications of Genetic Testing
High School Science » Unit: DNA and Detectives: Applications of Genetic Testing
Ericka Senegar-Mitchell
Washington, DC
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

How can the latest in genetic testing technology be used to identify victims of a brutal crime as well as trace genetic disorders present in a family for generations?

 
Resources (20)
 
Reflections (1)
dna fingerprint
   

Creating A Visual on Forces and Newton's Laws

High School Physics » Unit: Forces and Newton's Laws
High School Physics » Unit: Forces and Newton's Laws
Tenicka Norwood
New York, NY
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Obtaining and communicating information about how Newton's three laws of motion work is a great way to learn about physics.

 
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forces and newton s
   

The Role of a Lifetime

High School Science » Unit: Bioethics: Issues in Biotechnology
High School Science » Unit: Bioethics: Issues in Biotechnology
Ericka Senegar-Mitchell
Washington, DC
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

What happens when citizens believe that science has gone too far while others insist that it has not been able to go far enough?

 
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Reflections (1)
immortal life of henrietta lacks
   

EBWR - Lab Safety, Aseptic Technique and Antibiotic Resistance

High School Science » Unit: Introduction to the Biotechnology Workplace
High School Science » Unit: Introduction to the Biotechnology Workplace
Ericka Senegar-Mitchell
Washington, DC
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Lab Safety is not JUST for the lab!

 
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usa news report on c
   

Household Circuits

High School Physics » Unit: Electrostatics and Circuits
High School Physics » Unit: Electrostatics and Circuits
Jameson Parker
Danbury, CT
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

In a series circuit, the current remains constant and voltage-drops add together and in a parallel circuit the current adds and voltage-drops are constant.

 
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parallel
   

Using STEM to Improve Our Local Community

High School Science » Unit: Bioethics: Issues in Biotechnology
High School Science » Unit: Bioethics: Issues in Biotechnology
Ericka Senegar-Mitchell
Washington, DC
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

The collective effort of interdisciplinary teams of STEM professionals is critical to the future of our global community.

 
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greenhouse of goodwill photo
   

Combinatorial Chemistry Lab C - Conducting a Kirby-Bauer Analysis

High School Science » Unit: Advanced Techniques in Biotechnology
High School Science » Unit: Advanced Techniques in Biotechnology
Ericka Senegar-Mitchell
Washington, DC
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

The Kirby Bauer Assay ability to both identify new potential antimicrobial compounds and identify the presence of antibiotic resistance makes it a valuable research tool.

 
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kirby bauer result
   

Combinatorial Chemistry - Designing Novel Drug Therapies to Combat Antibiotic Resistance

High School Science » Unit: Advanced Techniques in Biotechnology
High School Science » Unit: Advanced Techniques in Biotechnology
Ericka Senegar-Mitchell
Washington, DC
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Pose reasonable, testable hypotheses in order to make logical predictions and draw conclusions about the global impact of antibiotic resistance.

 
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combi chem lab techs at
   

Combinatorial Chemistry Lab A - Reagent and Media Prep

High School Science » Unit: Advanced Techniques in Biotechnology
High School Science » Unit: Advanced Techniques in Biotechnology
Ericka Senegar-Mitchell
Washington, DC
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Mathematics is the foundation of any type of scientific research!

 
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medicinal chemistry
Common Core ELA
 
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