Instructional Materials

Ecology - LIFE320

These are material that I developed for an undergraduate level Ecology class for majors at Colorado State University.

Sample Syllabus

Course syllabus for LIFE320

Sample Lecture

Lecture slides on species interactions and biological control

Lesson Plan: Invasion Jigsaw

Lesson plan on the socio-scientific issue of biological invasions, using a collaborative jigsaw activity with specialist and home groups.

Lesson Plan: Insect declines argumentation

A lesson that teaches scientific argumentation by analyzing a op-ed and a primary journal article on the same topic.

Reading to Learn Lectures and Assignments

Three separate lectures that teach reading strategies, scientific argumentation, and how to read graphs and tables in scientific papers, while students read primary journal articles.