At a Glance

Discipline

  • Biology

Instructional Level

  • College & CEGEP
  • University

Course

  • General Biology I
  • Population Ecology

Tasks in Workflow

Social Plane(s)

  • Individual
  • Group
  • Whole Class

Type of Tasks

  • Discussing
  • Solving problems
  • Reading
  • Taking a quiz & test

Technical Details

Useful Technologies

  • Clicker System

Class size

  • Small (20-49)

Time

Single class period (< 90 mins)

Purpose

  • Application & practice

Overview

In this activity students are introduced to the population ecology of plants and animals via a pair of mini case studies.

Outside of class, students prepare for the exercise with readings, viewing videos (see below) and taking a brief online quiz.

In class, while working in groups, the students discuss and apply what they’ve learned by answering a series of questions relating to the use of fireweed in remediating oil spills and the setting of quotas for seal harvests.

Videos:

In this activity students are introduced to the population ecology of plants and animals via a pair of mini case studies.

Outside of class, students prepare for the exercise with readings, viewing videos (see below) and taking a brief online quiz.

In class, while working in groups, the students discuss and apply what they’ve learned by answering a series of questions relating to the use of fireweed in remediating oil spills and the setting of quotas for seal harvests.

Videos:

Read Less -

Instructional Objectives

  • To become familiar with cellular respiration and how it can be quantified.
  • To analyze data and produce a graph.

Workflow & Materials

Activity Workflow

Fireweed and seals, oh my! Mini cases in population ecology

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Concepts and Learning Outcomes

Teacher Instructions

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Population Ecology Questions

ConcepTest Questions

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Contributor's Notes

Edward Awad
Edward Awad

Vanier College, Montreal, QC

Benefits

  • The flipped classroom approach allows for more time in class for discussion and peer instruction.

Challenges

  • Monitoring the progress of the groups while providing support.

Tips

  • Give plenty of examples.
  • Circulate and help students while they work.

Applied Strategies

  1. 1
    Problem-Based Learning

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