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USG Teaching and Learning Conference: Best Practices for Promoting Engaged Student Learning
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Wednesday, April 13 • 5:00pm - 6:00pm
P09-Effect of Nanoparticles on Brine Shrimps - A Course Embedded Model to Integrate Research Based Projects into the Science Curriculum

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ByungHoon Kim, Anta'Sha Jones, Louise Wrensford

Many institutions incorporate research activities into the undergraduate curriculum with known positive outcomes. We developed a way to incorporate a series of research projects with a common theme in various science courses that are vertically aligned. Through courses from freshmen to senior years, students are exposed to specially designed research projects related to nanotechnology. Here, we report a remodeling of a General Biology Lab course for Biology majors. In contrast to traditional lab activities, our course material includes a four-week research project, Effect of Nanoparticles on Brine Shrimps. Through this inquiry-based project, students design, execute and analyze data in an experiment to test the toxicity of silver nanoparticles using brine shrimps. We discuss the improvement of students learning outcome and their behavioral change toward science. Intended audience is high school and college level science educators. Supported by NSF Targeted Infusion Grant #HRD-1436265

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Anta'Sha Jones

Albany State University
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ByungHoon Kim

Albany State University
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Louise Wrensford

Albany State University


Wednesday April 13, 2016 5:00pm - 6:00pm EDT
Hill Atrium/Pecan Tree Galleria

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