Author Archives: Emily Beck

About Emily Beck

I am a PhD student in Bioengineering at the University of Kansas and I am studying Tissue Engineering. I am interested in using nanoparticles and natural materials to create scaffolds that can assist in tissue regeneration/repair.

Ms. Emily: Cell Cities!

Friday was my last day this semester.  Since Ms. Scali was gone the day we finished our scaffold lesson, we first showed her all of the scaffolds the students designed.  The rest of the time the students worked on their … Continue reading

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Ms. Emily: Problem-Based Lesson – Final Part 3

Last Friday we finally finished up the problem-based lesson and I believe it went pretty well.  I found it quite humorous that several students would come up to me and say the problem was too hard, or that it was … Continue reading

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Ms. Emily – Problem-based Lesson Part 2

“There’s got to be a way to use the toothpicks!” “What are we supposed to do with the notecards?” These are some of the responses I overheard during our problem-based lesson.  Last time (part 1), the students learned about some … Continue reading

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Ms. Emily: Problem-Based Lesson Part 1

Before I explain my problem-based lesson that I gave on Friday, I feel it is necessary to explain why I wanted to give this particular lesson.  Throughout this seminar we have talked about some misconceptions that students have and how … Continue reading

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Ms. Emily: Signs of Life

On Friday the students were looking at 5 mystery objects and they had to determine whether or not they were living.  They were supposed to base their assumptions on the characteristics of life.  For some of the objects, the students … Continue reading

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Ms. Emily: Even YOU can eliminate waste!

On Friday the students were learning about the characteristics of living organisms (e.g. has cells, needs water, uses energy, etc.).  Their main task was to write down each characteristic on a piece of paper and then draw a picture for … Continue reading

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Ms. Emily: Apparently Quizzes are Scary

Did you know that Pluto is 35 times farther away from the sun than something, or that asteroids are made out of dirty ice?  Yeah, I didn’t know either, but these were some of the statements written down on the … Continue reading

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