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Teaching Genetics with Fast Plants--Abbreviating Procedures to Fit Busy Schedules

I'm sharing here a DRAFT document that describes options for teaching genetics with our "Who's the Father?" procedures in ways that reduce the amount of class time required. We receive quite a few requests for help with timing these…


Added by Hedi Baxter Lauffer on May 1, 2013 at 12:37pm — No Comments

Earth Day 2011

With Earth Day approaching, I'm thinking about how important it is--now more than ever--for learners to have a grasp of how scientific practices involve models and modeling. For example, models and model organisms are used extensively by scientists who are involved in the types of systems thinking that are necessary for understanding pressing concerns such as climate change, the impact of the nuclear disaster in Japan or the oil pollution in the gulf. Our students need to develop an… Continue

Added by Hedi Baxter Lauffer on April 19, 2011 at 9:45am — 2 Comments

National Lab Day

Have you heard about National Lab Day? I learned about it through the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) when I was invited to write a "testimonial" with my hope for how National Lab Day could inspire a stir in science education (and you can write a testimonial, too!).

If you haven't heard about it, check out their website; it is an… Continue

Added by Hedi Baxter Lauffer on February 24, 2010 at 7:00pm — No Comments

Using RSS Feed from the Network

Hello Fellow WFP Network Members!

Is RSS Feed something new to you? You are not alone! It is one of the features offered by our new network that is great to take advantage of because you can stay informed about activity (new Blog and Forum posts, etc.) without necessarily going to the network webpage.

Here’s how it works. RSS Feed detects any activity on the network and grabs a bit of information about it and a link to the webpage where it is located. Then, any member who has… Continue

Added by Hedi Baxter Lauffer on August 27, 2008 at 11:55am — No Comments

A bit about me

I live in Madison, WI and work at the University of Wisconsin. My path to here hasn't exactly been a direct line of sight, but it makes a lot of sense in retrospect! Here are a few highlights about my path in education since the early 1990s, including Fast Plant highlights:

--Earned my secondary science, biology, and earth science teaching degrees from UW-Madison where I had the good fortune of participating in a Fast Plant workshop with Paul and Coe Williams as well as spending a… Continue

Added by Hedi Baxter Lauffer on May 6, 2008 at 2:37pm — No Comments



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