I am interested in helping science teachers by creating content and science kits that align to their needs as a staff scientist at Flinn Scientific. I am also interested in the integration of technology in science classrooms. My expertise is in AP biology, AP Environmental Science, ecology and evolution. I taught for 10 years before working for Vernier Software & Technology and now Flinn.
Tue, Oct 04, 2016 9:02 AM in Laboratory Safety and Students with Disabilities
When I taught, I never found any accommodations too difficult or unsafe in a laboratory setting. If the requirements for space are met, then physical accommodations should be taken care of (arm crutches, wheelchairs, etc). A student that is visually impaired may need accommodations that ensure their safety. I haven't read the article and I'm having some difficulty thinking of an accommodation that...
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Fri, Aug 12, 2016 10:21 AM in Activity Ideas on Plasmids
I had another idea. You could use a type of bacteria that uses quorum sensing to turn on genes. The bio-luminescent bacteria Vibrio fisheri exhibits quorum sensing, so when the bacteria are at a low density they do not glow, but at a high density they glow. You need special agar to grow them -- Photobacterium Agar. Flinn has the culture, but not the agar. Connecticut Valley carries the agar in v...
Fri, Aug 12, 2016 10:10 AM in Anatomy and Physiology First Year Supplies and Course Design
Congratulations on your teaching job! I was a biology teacher for 10 years before going to Flinn Scientific to continue my career as an educator. I would highly suggest reaching out to vendors like Flinn with these types of questions. We have a great collection of resources, both free and for purchase that would be helpful for an anatomy and physiology course. I'm one of the biologists ...
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