From the Bench to the Classroom

dinotrackIn this section, guest scientists will present and discuss their published data and research questions. This will help teachers understand and use the current scientific research data to construct lesson plans that inspire students to pursue science.

This section has the following components:

    1. An interview will provide a personal and biographical view of the researchers, who will address their motivations for becoming a scientist, the most and least challenging aspects of their field, and their experience teaching.
    2. The Owlet will develop a lesson plan in collaboration with the researcher. Feedback from our members will be sent to the researcher for comments.
    3. Most importantly, we expect to bring our biological knowledge to the “cutting edge” by learning directly from our guest scientists.

Development, Behavior, and Physiology: Dr. Kate Beckingham September 3, 2015Dr. Beckingham is a Professor at the Department of Biosciences at Rice University in Houston, Texas. Among the several research ...
Ecology, Evolution and Behavior: Dr. Emilie Snell-Rood January 2, 2015Dr. Snell-Rood is an Assistant Professor in the Dept. Ecology, Evolution and Behavior (College of Biological Sciences) at the University ...
A window into a scientist’s life November 19, 2014One of the most important ideas in science education is what we have called through time “The scientific method”, then ...
Developmental Biology: Dr. Gertrud Schüpbach September 17, 2014Dr. Schüpbach is a member of the National Academy of Sciences and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. She ...
Physics and Biology: Laboratory for the physics of life by Dr. Thomas Gregor November 19, 2013Dr. Gregor is our first contributor to “From the Bench to the Classroom” and he helps us explore how to ...