Using real scientific data to link daily life to environmental issues and ecological functions in secondary school science classrooms.
These case study units engage students in real scientific research that has been published in peer-reviewed scientific journals. The research is introduced through the use of videos produced by the Museum's Science Bulletins program. The overarching goals of these units are to:
- Connect regular daily life activities to disruption of ecological function
- Analyze authentic scientific data
- Learn about real scientists and their stories
Before you begin...
Read Why Use Ecology Disrupted? to learn more about the pedagogical approach of Ecology Disrupted.
Review How to Use the Ecology Disrupted Materials to learn how to navigate the Ecology Disrupted web site, and how to locate and use specific materials for creating your own lesson plans.
As you use Ecology Disrupted...
Each unit has an index that lists unit contents by topic and by type of material. Use the indexes to find videos, presentation slides, and other materials on specific topics. Unit indexes are cross-linked, so you can explore a specific topic or type of material across units.
Browse through the set of Additional Case Studies from other educators who have used the Ecology Disrupted materials to make their own lessons, and to learn how to contribute your materials to the site.
| ||Ecology Disrupted is a collaboration between the American Museum of Natural History and The City College of New York.|
Funding for this web site provided by the National Science Foundation Grants DRL-0918629 and DRL-0918583|
Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.