Webinar: Student-Designed Ecosystem Experiments in Middle Grades
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Webinar: Student-Designed Ecosystem Experiments in Middle Grades

Teaching Middle-Level and Upper-Elementary Students Ecosystem Concepts with Hands-On Fast Plant Investigations

Carolina Staff

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Student-designed investigations that use Wisconsin Fast Plants® to study ecosystems are powerful, three-dimensional learning experiences. In this webinar, we share a ready-to-teach, hands-on approach for upper elementary or middle school students to investigate ecosystem interactions.

Hedi Baxter Lauffer and Claudia Solís-Lemus of the University of Wisconsin-Madison demonstrate and discuss how to support learners in identifying patterns using age-appropriate data analysis to investigate abiotic and biotic ecosystem variables. The webinar also includes a discussion of teaching options with a variety of time commitments.

Participants receive access to both an editable version of the featured investigation and slides from the webinar.

Presenters:

Carolina Biological—Julie Stubbs, Product Manager for Zoology, Botany, and Microbiology

University of Wisconsin-Madison—

  • Hedi Baxter Lauffer, Director of Teaching and Learning, Wisconsin Fast Plants® Program

  • Claudia Solís-Lemus, Assistant Professor and Data Scientist, Department of Plant Pathology, Wisconsin Institute for Discovery

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