The Frustrations of Online Courses
Net-Text is cumbersome, time consuming, clunky. Navigation is poor. Visual appeal is poor.
I need to make my own web page.
When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the Universe.
- John Muir, My First Summer in the Sierra , 1911, page 110.
|The Habitable Planet, Table of Contents|
|Dogwood Tree Sprouting|
|Dogwood Tree Blooming|
Learning protocols takes patience and time. If students don't get protocols instilled in them at the beginning of the year, the rest of the year will be a struggle. It's worth the beginning-of-the-year lag to do it right.
|A model of the trawling net is used to explain its operation|
|Many hands make light work.|
|The trawl line dragging behind the boat|
|Students line up and grab a piece of the trawl line rope to pull it up.|
|Working a plankton sampling net|
|Stunning students sampling plankton|
|Viewing box to see the plankton collected|
|Learning how to use a parallel ruler|
|Docent showing the Georges Bank Chart|
|Tough guy crab|
|Baby mussels and tunicates|
|Front box: barnacles feeding|
|Sand dollar, baby flounder, and red algae|
|Adult female lobster with thousands of eggs on swimmerets|
|Two baby lobsters with a Jonas crab|
|Students setting up a Van Dorn bottle, horizontal water sampler, to take water sample.|
|Students take water samples at 5m depth|
|Thinking about what fish use Georges Bank, what they eat, where they live, and their abundance.|
Be very, very careful what you put into that head, because you will never, ever get it out. Thomas Cardinal Wolsey (1471-1530)Today was the day I told the students that there is no "Scientific Method". It is astonishing that the misconception of "steps" of the scientific method continue to be propagated through textbooks and poster publishers.
|How Science REALLY Works: The Flowchart|