Calling all teachers and learners!
I attended a great session today at CEDP about Project-Based Learning, put on by Nancy Nelson. I really want to incorporate a project into our introductory cell biology course, but I don’t have any ideas! I can think of activities, but they all fall short of being open-ended.
My students learn about cell organelles and how they relate to protein synthesis, mitosis, meiosis, genetic inheritance and the general characteristics of life. Many of my students start the course with a weak foundation of science knowledge, so I do not want to scare away my students with a project that is too far-reaching and complex.
Eagerly awaiting YOUR advice!