Friday, October 18, 2013

Metabolism LIVE with Prof. Rick Topinka

I saw Prof. Rick Topinka doing some interesting science with his non-majors biology students.
Metabolism, such as cellular respiration, is a favorite, but confounding, biology topic. OpenStax College has an #openaccess series of textbook modules to learn about cellular metabolism.

But Prof. Topinka has an interesting way to help biology students learn cellular respiration. With theatrical flourish, the students become molecular actors in metabolic play, dancing through the complexities of the respiration reactions.

Last spring I watched another student live-action play of cellular respiration in Prof. Topinka's classroom.

I was able to catch some of the student-enacted cellular respiration on video.

Thanks, Rick, for a peek into your class!

1 comment:

  1. It was certainly a fine day for ETC action! : )