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Episode 035: Meet a Wildlife Biologist: Tyus D. Williams

 

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Summary:

Wildlife biologist Tyus D. Williams shares with us his research on sea turtles, and jaguars. We also learn about the challenges and obstacles he faced in becoming a scientist. And indirectly, there are many connections to the NGSS 5 innovations that highlight the value of NGSS designed teaching.

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Show Highlights

  • 01:15 - 05:30    Introduction to Tyus' research
  • 05:45 - 11:00    From reptiles to mammals & all about jaguars
  • 11:00 - 14:30    Misconceptions about science and scientists
  • 14:50 - 25:00    Improving representation in science education
  • 25:00 - 41:55    Changing research topics & more about jaguars
  • 42:00 - 46:40    Working as a park ranger
  • 47:00 - 51:50    #SciQFriday
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Episode 034: Skype a Scientist and Squids with Sarah McAnulty

 

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Meet the founder of Skype a Scientist, Sarah McAnulty! In this episode Sarah tells us all about how Skype a Scientist began and her PhD work with Hawaiian bobtail squids. Find out how to participate in Skype a Scientist and learn some fascinating facts about cephalopods.

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Show Highlights

  • 02:00 - 04:30    Introduction to Sarah and Skype a Scientist
  • 05:00 - 07:30    How teachers can help Skype a Scientist succeed
  • 08:00 - 13:00    What resources Skype a Scientist provides for teachers
  • 13:15 - 22:00    Sarah's research on Hawaiian bobtail Squid & bio-luminescence
  • 22:00 - 23:30    How Sarah became a scientist
  • 24:00 - 26:30    Misconceptions about squid & the difference between...
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Episode 024: Improving Photosynthesis with Dr. Steven Burgess

 

 

 

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Meet plant biologist, Dr. Steven Burgess. In this episode Dr. Burgess talks about his research in improving photosynthesis to increase crop yields. He also tells us about important skills needed to be a scientist which he believes are important skills for everyone. Are we teaching these skills in our NGSS classrooms? You’ll have to listen to find out!

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 Show Highlights

  • 02:30 - 08:25    Learn about Steven's work with the RIPE lab
  • 06:30 - 11:45    Computational modeling and genetic modification
  • 12:15 - 13:30    How does this impact global warming? 
  • 15:30 - 19:00    How Steven got involved with this research
  • 19:30 - 23:55    Chlorophyll and light absorption
  • 24:30 - 29:30    Skills Steven thinks students need to pursue careers in...
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