A brief introduction on how to do concept mapping. Here's a site that gives advice on how to use concept maps to study biology.
A link to the Inspiration web site, where you can get additional information on the program and a trial copy (both Mac and Windows) for your home computer.
Directions regarding how to access PIViT (an alternative concept mapping program) from the University's computer labs and a website where you can download PIViT. (Note: the Windows version only works with Windows 2000, it is not compatible with Windows XP.)
Directions for the Metacognition assignment and a rubric for how it will be graded.
Copies of the plant investigation assignment proposal form [Word doc]
A link to the Fast Plants Web Site, which includes information on the biology of Brassicas rapa and how it is used to help students learn science in grades K through college. A great place to go for ideas for your plant investigation project. [Click on the words Teacher, Scientist or Student to reveal the links. Note: the back command on your browser will not return you to the BIOS 170 site once you visit this page-you need to press on the "homepage" button at the top of the browser to return using computers in our lab or bookmark the BIOS 1700 page prior to visiting this site.]