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Science Materials For a Malagasy Classroom

BIOL 161
Spring 2023
Section: 01  
This course may be repeated for credit.
Crosslisting: ENVS 261, IDEA 261
Course Cluster and Certificates: Integrated Design, Engineering & Applied Science Minor, Community-Engaged Learning, Service Learning

Students will design and produce a variety of educational science materials to be used in a fifth grade classroom in Madagascar. These items include a science logo, bookmarks, educational science games, posters, and a comic book with conservation themes for children. Students who are interested in design and natural history as a means through which to communicate science themes on wildlife endemism, evolution, and climate change would be appropriate for this course. All students will need to conduct independent research into science topics, distill down the salient features, and use that information to design elementary school materials. Working both individually and in teams, students will conceive, design, critique, and move into product production (MakerSpace). In addition, prototypes of the materials will be reviewed and rated by fifth graders in a Middletown elementary school for feedback.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: NSM BIOL
Course Format: Lecture / DiscussionGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (ENVS-MN)(ENVS)(IDEA-MN)
Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available

Last Updated on JUL-20-2024
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