My Publications

Peer-reviewed articles I have written:
The Evolution Solution. 2006. The American Biology Teacher, March 2006. Vol.68, No.3:1-7 (online):
<http://www.nabt.org/websites/institution/File/pdfs/american_biology_teacher/2006/068-03-0001.pdf>, or <http://www.indiana.edu/~ensiweb/evo.sol.pdf>

Fossil Patterns in Time. 2011. NSTA’s Science Scope, February 2011. Vol.34, No.6, Pp. 40-45. <http://static.nsta.org/files/ss1106_40.pdf>
http://www.indiana.edu/~ensiweb/lessons/pat.time.article.pdf
Based on my ENSIweb lesson: Patterns in Time.

Chromosome Connections: Compelling Clues to Common Ancestry. 2013. The American Biology Teacher, February 2013. Vol.75, No.2:108-113).

Shorter Articles:
The Importance of Teaching the Nature of Science. 2006. The American Biology Teacher, Guest Editorial, April 2006. Vol.68, No.4:197-8. <http://www.nabt.org/websites/institution/File/pdfs/american_biology_teacher/2006/068-04-0197.pdf>; <http://www.indiana.edu/~ensiweb/pap.nos.id.lar.html>

Where’s the Nature of Science in the NGSS?. 2014. California Classroom Science
Posted: Tuesday, June 3rd, 2014  by Larry Flammer, as Guest Contributor.

Using the NGSS to Teach the Nature of Science. 2015. California Classroom Science, October 2015,

Two Books:
Science Surprises: Exploring the Nature of Science. 2014. ENSIweb, LLC, at Smashwords.org
Available as an eBook ($3.99). Also available in printable format upon request.
This booklet is intended to serve as a text supplement for students in any secondary science class, replacing or supplementing the first chapter, and accompanied by doing several of the NOS lesson on the ENSI site. Read more about it on the ENSI site. A link for getting the book is there as well. Be sure to email me for TEACH: the Teacher’s Guide - lots of helpful information and ancillary materials, especially in the Appendices. Details and access information.

TEACH Science Surprises (teaching guide). 2014. ENSIweb, LLC, at Smashwords.org. Includes latest researched and most effective teaching strategies, along with ancillary materials for teaching Science Surprises. Read more about it on the ENSI site.

Activity for NOVA TV Program
Judgment Day activity. 2007. WGBH Nova’s Judgment Day: Intelligent Design On Trial. Based on my ENSIweb lesson:Chromosome Fusion?

Citations to my publications:
Flammer, L. 2015. Using the NGSS to Teach the Nature of Science. California Classroom Science, October 2015.
Flammer, L. 2014. Where's the Nature of Science in the NGSS?. California Classroom Science, June 3, 2014.
Flammer, L. 2014. Science Surprises: Exploring the Nature of Science. Lawrence Flammer at Smashwords.com.
Flammer, L. 2014. TEACH [Science Surprises]. Lawrence Flammer at Smashwords.com.
Flammer, L. 2013. Chromosome Connections: Compelling Clues to Common Ancestry.
The American Biology Teacher, February 2013. Vol.75, No.2:108-113).
Flammer, L. 2011. Fossil Patterns in Time. Science Scope, February 2011. Vol.34, No.6, Pp. 40-45.

Flammer, L. 2007. Judgment Day activity. Nova’s Judgment Day: Intelligent Design On Trial.

Flammer, L. 2006. The Importance of Teaching the Nature of Science.
The American Biology Teacher, Guest Editorial, April 2006. Vol.68, No.4:197-8.

Flammer, L. 2006. The Evolution Solution. The American Biology Teacher, March 2006. Vol.68, No.3:1-7 (online).

 

My Lessons for Teaching Biology, Evolution and the Nature of Science
The Chromosome Connection (2000), an online interactive lesson where students find matching banding patterns on human and chimpanzee chromosomes. Located on the Becoming Human website, developed by Don Johanson for the Institute of Human Origins (IHO, now located at the Univ. of Arizona in Tempe).

Original Lessons on the ENSI Website:
How's Your Horoscope? Nature of Science (NOS): Seeing why astrology is a pseudoscience.
Perception is Not Always Reality. NOS lesson: Why is a T-illusion an illusion? (Inquiry and analysis).
Oat Seed Lab: A Model Investigation for Life Science/Biology.
Laetoli Trackway Puzzle: Observations and inferences gleaned from "topographic" footprints.
Date a Rock: Manipulate models of radioactive atoms: variation of lab developed by Karen Kalumuck.
Deep Time: Finding the ages of rocks and fossils; compelling lines of evidence for reality of deep time.
Time Machine: Dramatic simulation: Using your classroom to take students back into deep time
Patterns in Time: Relating deep time to familiar time, and stepwise emergence of vertebrate groups
Chronology Lab: Plotting on a time map when early hominins lived.
Compare Hominid Chromosomes: Compare human with chimp chromosomes; original by Beth Kramer.
Chromosome Connection 2: Improvement on the Becoming Human version; for classroom use.
Chromosome Fusion: Discover compelling evidence of common origin of humans and chimps.
Mystery of the Matching Marks: Interactive PowerPoint version of Chromosome Fusion: an inquiry.
Classroom Cladogram: Vertebrate Evolution writ large with a classroom-size cladogram
Primate Classification (nested boxes): Classification hierarchy illustrated with boxes within boxes.
Natural Selection of Stickworms: Students as hungry birds hunting stickworms out on the lawn.
What Darwin Never Saw: Interactive worksheet with film by that title; nice vignettes of Darwin's life.
Quick Speciation Activity; Students experience different ways new populations/species can emerge.
Becoming Whale: Predict, Discover and Confirm: Discover evidence of macroevolution of whales.
Whale Ankles and DNA: multiple lines of evidence: Early whale ankles and DNA confirming whale origins.
Creating Coacervates: Making cell-like structures that grow and divide, from gelatin and gum arabic.

Original Demos and Labs for General Biology on the ENSI Website
Bio-Energetics (fermentation, photosynthesis, respiration): Dramatic Demos and Worksheets.
Chemistry and Meaning of Life: Dramatic Intro: http://www.indiana.edu/~ensiweb/chem.life.intro.html
Do-It-Yourself DNA Kit: manipulatives enable students to simulate replication and protein synthesis.
Say It With DNA: Making and translating DNA messages.
Mitosis and Meiosis: Doing it on the Table: Students discover key features of the processes.
Personal Pedigree: Assignment for students to analyze their (or friend's) family for genetics of trait.
Meaningful Metrics with Dramatic Demonstrations.

Ready-to-Use Commercial Kit
Evolution of Whales Kit: on VWR website, based on composite of Beginning Whales and Whale Ankles and DNA. Provides laminated timelines, whale strips and scale models of modern whales.