Browse By Topic Teaching Microbiology
Modeling plays a central role in simplifying, illustrating and explaining complex themes and invisible phenomena, like those in molecular genetics. We developed a hands-on exercise where students build a DNA model using common, household materials.
Education research says developing expertise in a subject is about making connections. Using humor, games and storytelling in teaching helps students make connections to the microbial sciences.
The breadth of coverage of any undergraduate science course makes it challenging to address anything beyond the science content...