WELCOME TO JIM MARTIN'S HOME PAGE
Science   My main personal interests are my family, my home, photography, and writing. I've retired from work, which was driven by the question, "What and how do people learn when they move outside their classroom for their curriculum?" This question continues to interest me.

I've listed some of my professional interests to the left. Click them to find documents that you can review, read, and use. With this caveat: You can't claim them as your own or sell them! At least not without my permission. Because space is limited, I'll post a few each quarter.

You can download files in pdf format. If you don't have Adobe Acrobat, then download the free Adobe Acrobat Reader software to your computer. Note: Bookmark this page before you do, as it might get lost in the downloading process.

Computers in Biology  
Environmental (Community) Education  
Inquiry  
Links  
Justice  
 
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Science
 
 

Temperature Coefficients Artemia and the Requirements for Life
Paramecium Scintillation Counter
Your Central Nervous System  
   

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Environmental (Community) Education

Under Construction. Learning in the community and greater environment is how we began our lives as a sentient species. Our brains are adapted to it. Admirably so. The way we have organized our places for learning largely ignores this, and is noticeably ineffective, especially in grades K-16. This part of my web site is devoted to Community/Environment-Based Learning (CEBL). It's largely under construction, and since I'm retired, will probably remain a construction zone. Try the newsletters linked below for information about CEBL. They are pdf files. I'm running out of steam, s there may be quite a lag between issues. Inquiry is a large component of CEBL, so try my Inquiry section too.

April Newsletter 
June Newsletter 

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If you would like to pass on comments or thoughts, feel free to leave an e-mail message: (Find out how to do this. May have to do a form? See EarthLink.) berrywd@teleport.com





 
 
 

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Computers in Biology


   

Clicking on "Teacher" or "Student" will bring up a pdf file of either the Teacher or Student version of the activity. If you have Adobe Acrobat, then you can use it to edit them as you wish. (Note: I wrote many of these activities ten or more years ago, so the technologies have changed. The principles and concepts have not.)


Introduction Modeling CO2 Warming:  Teacher, Student
Assessing Organic Matter in Sediments: Teacher, Student Diurnal Activity in ArthropodsTeacher, Student
Water QualityAnalysis Teacher, Student Microbial Populations Teacher, Student
Developing an Osmotic ModelTeacher, Student Observing Your Central Nervous System
Epicenters  
   

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Inquiry

Under Construction, but somewhat useable. 
 

Learning to do Inquiry is easy, but must be experienced to understand. Knowing how to do it frees you to design your own curricula which will engage your students and lead them to routinely employ critical thinking. This is what we all hope that education can be. You can make it so in your classroom.

Download these self-directed inquiry and embedded content workbooks and do the activities. They are simple, don't require any special knowledge or skills, and can be fun to do. The idea is to put something in your head that you can take with you wherever you go. Try it. If you have Adobe Acrobat, then you can use it to edit them as you wish.

Inquiry Workbook
Embedded Content Workbook

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Updated: 12/05/02


 

 
 
 

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