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Abstract Details (PID = P174)
Title:Glucose Regulation and Human Memory: Using Context to Teach Complex Systems (P174)
Description:In this session, participants will use glucose metabolism as a case study to examine the benefits of regulation and the consequences of dysregulation. As a group, we will work through a small unit from Project NEURON at the University of Illinois titled Food for Thought: What Fuels Us? to evaluate how we might use the context provided in the materials to enrich the student experience. Participants will examine how glucose is metabolized by the body, regulated by the insulin/glucagon pathway, utilized during fight or flight, and studied to help us understand memory in aging populations or dysregulation in people with Type II diabetes. Consider how a rich storyline can help students make significant connections to complex sets of information and see their understanding come to life.
Subject:Science Literacy
Intended Audience:HS Biology
Aligned with NGSS:Yes
NGSS Level:Any Level - Presentation applicable to attendees at any level of NGSS Experience.
Type of Presentation:Hands-On - Attendees will be actively engaged, working in groups, etc.
Primary Presenter Detail
Presenter - 1 / Title:Kevin Knapik, Science Teacher
School/Organization:Evergreen Park Community High School
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Schedule Details
Room:166
Day:Mon
Time:12:30 PM
Length:50 min
Room Setup:Classrm - Flat / 48 people