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  • The students will be given images of different locations that show before human impact on the natural environment, and how nature affects a similar location (e.g. flood).

    They will begin using the ladder of inference...

  • 1. Begin with deep questions on biodiversity/environmental factors:

    1. Recently in the news, we have been hearing about bees dying off. What is/are the problems? Create...

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    Teacher: S. Mitson (D. Wyatt was involved in preliminary development stages)                              ...

  • Students often have many hidden misconceptions about evolution that can be be difficult to identify and correct.   This creates problems when asking students to apply their knowledge of evolution theory and terms to new examples.

    Using WordWriter to assess individual student...