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Brains and Neurons

How does a brain - less than 3 pounds of wrinkly pink matter - enable a person to sense their environment, think, feel, make decisions, remember things, and control every behavior?

Bio 101 syllabus

Here's my current plan for the Bio 101 course for undergraduates planning on entering teaching. I encourage any other college professors out there teaching a similar course to give me feedback or use a similar syllabus yourself!

Magic School Bus: at the Waterworks

While I was reading The Magic School Bus,they went inside a cloud. Because this is not a field trip, there should be no driving into clouds :). But in Inside a Hurricane, They make a water cycle experiment.

Materials:    Oven mitten,Kettle,Ice,Strainer,Water


  1. Put water in kettle.
  2. Turn on the stove.
  3. As the steam comes up, put ice in strainer.
  4. Open top of kettle.

Watch as the water moves around.                                                                    

Great Scientists

When I was little,I heard about Sir Issac Newton's math.

Now this math is harder but simple.








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Particle Awareness


This is a test bed for posting to Irene's website. I'll be posting at least one full lesson as the semester progresses. My hope is to develop a series of ooey-gooey usshy-gusshies to provide visceral experiences as foundations for particle awareness.


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