Neuroscience Unit Matrix

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This "matrix" outlines the content and main ideas in the Frontiers of Science unit on neuroscience. The document maps out the goals, lecture themes, readings, activities, assignments, and discussion topics for each of the weeks or sessions that together make up the unit.

Hints for a Successful Exam

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The Frontiers of Science teaching staff distributes this set of exam-taking tips to students; the list contains useful advice for any undergraduate science student and may be adapted to suit a specific course. This document may be especially useful as a template for new instructors.

Student Survey

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This survey is used in Frontiers of Science to help instructors learn about their students' backgrounds, interests, and concerns.

Frontiers of Science Unit Matrix

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For each unit of Frontiers of Science, the teaching staff creates and relies on a "matrix" that shows the unit's content and main ideas and how these build on one another. This document is a blank template for others to use in creating matrices for their own courses.

Subjects to Cover on the First Day of Class

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This document is a compilation of points to cover in the first meeting of a class. This is especially handy as a guide for new instructors or as a checklist for those with teaching experience.

Biodiversity Unit Matrix

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This "matrix" outlines the content and main ideas in the Frontiers of Science unit on biodiversity. The document maps out the goals, lecture themes, readings, activities, assignments, and discussion topics for each of the weeks or sessions that together comprise the unit.

Astronomy Unit Matrix

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This "matrix" outlines the content and main ideas in the Frontiers of Science unit on astronomy. The document maps out the goals, lecture themes, readings, activities, assignments, and discussion topics for each of the weeks or sessions that together make up the unit.

Astronomy Seminar 3

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This document provides teachers with a list of main ideas, readings (required, optional, and background for instructors), assignments, and activities for use in the third of three seminars on astronomy.

Astronomy Seminar 2

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This document provides teachers with a list of main ideas, readings (required, optional, and background for instructors), assignments, and activities for use in the second of three seminars on astronomy.

Astronomy Seminar 1

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This document provides teachers with a list of main ideas, readings (required, optional, and background for instructors), assignments, and activities for use in the first of three seminars on astronomy.