Date of Presentation

4-17-2020

Document Type

Poster

College

College of Science & Mathematics

Faculty Sponsor(s)

Nathan Ruhl

Poster Abstract

A group of middle school children visited a pond in Minnesota during 1995 and discovered leopard frogs (Rana pipiens) with a high rate of phenotypic abnormality and sparked dozens of scientific studies seeking to attempting to explain the cause of the abnormalities. As of 2020, the mechanism for the elevated rates of phenotypic abnormality has remained elusive, making this case an excellent multi- dimensional pedagogical tool that engages students at cognitive, motivational, and social-emotional levels. In the study presented here we summarize the science surrounding this case study, provide a pedagogical framework for using this case study across instructional contexts and a multimedia-based think-pair-share exercise with instructor guides and student worksheets.

Narrated video of poster is online

Student Keywords

Teaching Scientific Process, Phenotypic, Abnormalities in Frogs, Case Study

Disciplines

Biology

DOI

10.31986/issn.2689-0690_rdw.buss.1002

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Teaching Scientific Process Using Phenotypic Abnormalities in Frogs: Updating a Case Study

A group of middle school children visited a pond in Minnesota during 1995 and discovered leopard frogs (Rana pipiens) with a high rate of phenotypic abnormality and sparked dozens of scientific studies seeking to attempting to explain the cause of the abnormalities. As of 2020, the mechanism for the elevated rates of phenotypic abnormality has remained elusive, making this case an excellent multi- dimensional pedagogical tool that engages students at cognitive, motivational, and social-emotional levels. In the study presented here we summarize the science surrounding this case study, provide a pedagogical framework for using this case study across instructional contexts and a multimedia-based think-pair-share exercise with instructor guides and student worksheets.

Narrated video of poster is online