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20 Questions To Guide Inquiry-Based Learning

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20 Questions To Guide Inquiry-Based Learning

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20 questions that can guide student research at any stage

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How to Use a Microscope

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Learners examine the function of each part of a microscope and follow step-by-step instructions on how to focus on a specimen. They also review the proper use and care of a microscope and test their knowledge in two drag-and-drop exercises.

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Kate Lochery's curator insight, January 14, 2014 12:35 AM

A basic reminder of microscope structure and function

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Science Cartoonist Doesn't Draw “Funny Style” - Scientist

Science Cartoonist Doesn't Draw “Funny Style” - Scientist | Biology VCE | Scoop.it
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Science Cartoonist Doesn't Draw “Funny Style”
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He's drawn more than 34,000 cartoons during his near 60-year career for outlets like American Scientist, The New Yorker, Discover, Science, and The Scientist.
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Creating 3D-printed prosthetic limbs for Ugandan children

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Consumer-grade 3D printers have been used to create everything from guns to edible candy; but a team at the University of Toronto is hoping to use the technology to change the lives of children with disabilities in Uganda by helping to create prosthetic limbs.


“Mobility is something that people take for granted. But a lot of children in the developing world don’t have the capacity to move on their own due to amputation or congenital disease,” said Matt Ratto, professor at the faculty of information at the University of Toronto.


 

“The World Health Organization (WHO) has indicated that the current shortfall of prosthetic technicians in the developing world is 40,000 and that they can only train up about another 18,000 if they spent another 15 years doing so.”

 

 

In order to solve this problem, Ratto’s team is using consumer-grade 3D printing and scanning technology to reduce the need for technicians in developing countries by making it easier to make parts for prosthetic limbs.

 

“We’re seeing if we can capture a 3D model of a child’s residual limb – whatever they have left after an amputation – turn that model into a 3D model and convert that into a printable socket that can serve to support a prosthetic limb,” Ratto said in an interview with Global News reporter Christina Stevens.


 

The process will also take considerably less time – with a 3D-printed socket being made in just seven to 10 hours. Ratto said the process will also be more reliable, as the technology allows for a common standard of quality from beginning to end.

 

 

With the help of the Christian Blind Mission, a large NGO working with hospitals in developing countries, the team will launch a pilot project at the CoRSU Hospital in Uganda. Eventually, all of the 3D printing and scanning will be done on site in Uganda.


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Cell and Cell Structure

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Get Cell and Cell Structure on the App Store. See screenshots and ratings, and read customer reviews.


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The wacky history of cell theory - Lauren Royal-Woods

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Scientific discovery isn't as simple as one good experiment. The weird and wonderful history of cell theory illuminates the twists and turns that came together to build the foundations of biology.


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Kate Lochery's curator insight, January 13, 2014 3:07 AM
A humorous look at the cell theory over time.
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Construction of the Cell Membrane

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The student studies the structure of the cell membrane by constructing it using the correct molecules.

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easy to use and idetify parts

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Kate Lochery's curator insight, January 14, 2014 1:06 AM

A good basic refresher of the components of cell membrane.

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good clear explnatio of the pars of th membrane

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'The Art of Cell Biology' exhibit fuses visual art, science - The Bowdoin Orient

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'The Art of Cell Biology' exhibit fuses visual art, science The Bowdoin Orient UNDER THE MICROSCOPE: These magnified images of brightly lit cells were taken by students in Professor Bruce Kohorn's cell biology classes and are currently on display...
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Biology of early human relative uncovered - Phys.org

Biology of early human relative uncovered - Phys.org | Biology VCE | Scoop.it
The partial skeleton of an ancient hominin has been uncovered for the first time in Tanzania, giving a new insight into the species' biology, say scientists.
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