Episode 68 – Modeling Instruction in the Science Classroom

Mark Schober

This week we talk with Mark Schober about using Modeling Instruction in the science classroom.  As president of the American Modeling Teacher’s Association, Mark shares with us a history of modeling, how it can be used in the classroom and that it is for more than just physics courses.


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  • Ryan Woodside

    I’ve been thinking about how to apply the modeling strategies to my biology class. Does anyone have any experience with using modeling in biology?

  • Derek Wagler

    I teach at Shady Side Academy in Pittsburgh, PA and we do physics first modeling education with physics, chemistry and biology. We have a modeling curriculum that was developed here about 5 or so years ago. It’s still a young curriculum but it works especially in a physics first sequence.

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