Using computer-based, manipulable models of interacting organisms and their environments, fourth grade students learn Darwin’s model of natural selection as the process primarily responsible for evolution.
At the Concord Consortium, we believe that the most powerful educational experiences engage the whole learner, and that educational technologies are most effective when they leverage students’ social, cognitive, and creative abilities. Yet as trends in educational technology push us toward more individualized, computer based-instruction on personal devices, these advances threaten to constrain learning to […]
This collaborative effort between Michigan State University and the Concord Consortium is developing and researching a connected set of technology-enhanced three-dimensional lessons for high school biology that are aligned with NGSS performance expectations.
A new collaborative research project at the Concord Consortium and Michigan State University will develop and research learning materials on the molecular and cellular basis for genetics and the process of evolution by natural selection. These two areas are both difficult to teach and learn, and although they have been historically taught separately, they are […]
Scientific theories differ from other belief systems in that they are testable; in other words, they can be disproved. Imagine reading, for instance, any of the following headlines: “Modern Chicken Fossil Found Side By Side with Dinosaur Bones” “Chimpanzee DNA Radically Different From Human” “New Data Shows Earth Only 10,000 [or 100,000 or 10,000,000] Years […]