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Implementing OpenSciEd 7.3 Metabolic Reactions

Implementing OpenSciEd 7.3 Metabolic Reactions

February 16-24 2021 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Presenters

  • Nichole Beddes
  • William Baur
  • Carissa Haug
  • Luke Matlack
  • Brian MacNevin
  • Margaret Morgan
  • Malia McDowell

Description

This course was designed to introduce and prepare science educators to implement the OpenSciEd 7.3 Metabolic Reactions unit. In addition to sharing an overview of the unit, facilitators will also share strategies for adapting lessons for remote learning so educators can begin presenting this unit to their students. This course includes 8 hours of synchronous Zoom time and 2 hours of asynchronous work. 

This unit on metabolic reactions in the human body starts out with students exploring a real case study of a middle-school girl named M’Kenna, who reported some alarming symptoms to her doctor. Her symptoms included an inability to concentrate, headaches, stomach issues when she eats, and a lack of energy for everyday activities and sports that she used to play regularly. She also reported noticeable weight loss over the past few months, in spite of consuming what appeared to be a healthy diet. Her case sparks questions and ideas for investigations around trying to figure out which pathways and processes in M’Kenna’s body might be functioning differently than a healthy system and why.

Students investigate data specific to M’Kenna’s case in the form of doctor’s notes, endoscopy images and reports, growth charts, and micrographs. They also draw from their results from laboratory experiments on the chemical changes involving the processing of food and from digital interactives to explore how food is transported, transformed, stored, and used across different body systems in all people. Through this work of figuring out what is causing M’Kenna’s symptoms, the class discovers what happens to the food we eat after it enters our bodies and how M’Kenna’s different symptoms are connected.

Dates

  • Tue, February 16 2021
    4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
    Zoom

    Participants should create an account with OpenSciEd in order to access the materials.

    Zoom Link will be sent out before the session.

  • Wed, February 17 2021
    4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
    Zoom

    Participants should create an account with OpenSciEd in order to access the materials.

    Zoom Link will be sent out before the session.

  • Tue, February 23 2021
    4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
    Zoom
  • Wed, February 24 2021
    4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
    Zoom

Registration

Event # 110861

Price
Free
Registered
10 / 45
Registration Ends
Saturday Feb 13, 2021 4:30 PM

Professional Hours

Clock Hour Number: VAJ0615
10.00 Clock Hours $30.00
10.00 STEM

Subjects

Science