Science Teaching Series

Internet Resources

I. Developing Scientific Literacy

II. Developing Scientific Reasoning

III. Developing Scientific Understanding

IV. Developing Scientific Problem Solving

V. Developing Scientific Research Skills

VI. Resources for Teaching Science

Digital Imaging


(1) Digital MIcroscopy

Use a digial microscope to digitize five or more views specimens. Edit and label the images in a graphics editing program. Sample.

(2) Scanner- skip

Use a scanner to magnify and digitize two or more views of a specimen (suggestions: leaves, cut rock specimens, microscope slides of tissues, insect wings, etc.). Edit and label the images in a graphics editing program.

(3) Digital video - skip

Use digital video editing software to measure and analyze a biological or physical event. For example, you may wish to measure the acceleration of a falling object, the heart rate of Daphnia, or the parabolic trajectory of a thrown ball. Edit the video (sound editing, or labeling) and include sample frames or the final video.

(4) Digital Photography

Document an experiment or activity with at least five digital photographs and corresponding text and labels. Sample high reslution files.

(5) Dynamic line art

Use Fireworks or Flash to edit scientifc line art. Include a labeled, colored sample.