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  • Adaptations

    Book Chapter | March 2019

    The purpose of this investigation is to give students an opportunity to use the disciplinary core idea adaptation and the crosscutting concept of cause and effect to figure out, Why do mammals that live in the Arctic…

  • Adaptation

    Book Chapter | April 2009

    The purpose of this assessment probe is to elicit students' ideas about biological adaptation. The probe is designed to find out if students think animals intentionally adapt to a change in their environment.

  • Adaptive Strategies

    Book Chapter | January 2000

    Life thrives or perishes depending upon its ability to adapt to changes in the environment. Over time, living organisms develop adaptive strategies that enable them to meet the demands precipitated by those changes. In…

  • Antarctic Adaptations

    Book Chapter | May 2012

    When students think of cold weather, they often think of mittens, snowflakes, and penguins! In this chapter, celebrate those tuxedo-clad birds that have come to symbolize winter and provides students with the…

  • Engineering Adaptations

    Book Chapter | May 2016

    This chapter shares two examples of “classic” science lessons adapted to teach science content through engineering design. It also provides some more general strategies for adapting science investigations to focus on…

  • Adapting Labs and Troubleshooting

    Book Chapter | January 2003

    A great deal of information is available on how children learn—brain research, multiple intelligence aspects, concrete versus abstract thinking, environmental stimuli, and so on—but one key feature can be gleaned from…

  • An Adapted Journal Club Approach

    Journal Article | May 2022

    Students must be able to evaluate primary literature, yet few options exist within the undergraduate curriculum to develop the necessary skills. In this article, we offer an adapted journal club that provides students…

  • Designing, Selecting, and Adapting Tools

    Book Chapter | March 2016

    This chapter walks you through processes for selecting, adapting, and designing tools to use in the Feedback Loop. It provides ideas for tools teachers can use to explore selected science practices in classrooms. The…

  • Planning to ADAPT Materials for Classroom Instruction

    Book Chapter | October 2013

    For this chapter, the goals are to identify the degree to which current instructional materials accommodate performance expectations from Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) and to adapt these materials into a…

  • Adapting Existing Curriculum for Equitable Learning Experiences

    Journal Article | April 2022

  • Beaks And Biomes: Understanding Adaptation In Migrating Organisms

    Book Chapter | October 2012

    In this chapter students conduct direct and indirect investigations to answer the question, How is the sanderling adapted to survive in two different environments? The unit focuses on the sanderling, a shorebird that…

  • NGSS Lesson Adaptations

    Journal Article | January 2019

  • Adapting the JASON Project: Real Science, Real Time, Real Learning

    Book Chapter | January 2006

    The JASON Project is a multidisciplinary curriculum involving real science studies and comparing them to local studies performed by students. The Plymouth Public School System, located on the south shore of…

  • A Laboratory of Words: Using Science Notebook Entries as Preassessment Creates Opportunities to Adapt Teaching

    Book Chapter | October 2011

    Students are using the tools of scientists when keeping a science notebook. To bring students’ existing ideas out for examination, the author implemented a “quick-write,” which entails asking an open-ended question and…

  • Addressing the COVID-19 Pandemic in Introductory Psychology Using the Jigsaw Method Adapted for Remote Learning

    Journal Article | January 2022

    People’s ability to evaluate scientific research is important to dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic. STEM educators can use the pandemic to frame instruction of scientific literacy and critical-thinking skills. In a…

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