Cris DeWolf

Hello! I teach Biology, AP Biology, Earth & Space Science, Astronomy I and II, and Oceanography I and II. I've been teaching now for 27 years. I am very active with the Michigan Earth Science Teachers Association, currently as their past president. My profile pic is from my flight on SOFIA as one of the first two Airborne Astronomy Ambassadors. This is an amazing airborne infrared telescope.

Location

MI

Affiliation

Chippewa Hills High School

Recent Posts by Cris

Thu Feb 16, 2017 7:03 AM in Build Your Own Earth
That would be fine.

Sat Feb 11, 2017 3:55 PM in Build Your Own Earth
I found a new resource in the January 2017 issue of NAGT's "In the Trenches" magazine. It uses a series of computer models that allow you to explore the different phenomena that affect our planet's climate. There are numerous scenarios that you can run, changing CO2 levels, axial tilt, and more.  Here is the URL:  http://www.buildyourownearth.com/index.html I also created a lesson using the we...

Thu Feb 09, 2017 9:05 AM in 5-E Lesson Plan
And a listing of many specific examples: http://www.resa.net/curriculum/curriculum/science/profession...ring-ngss/





Recent Reviews by Cris


Mon Jan 06, 2014 5:18 PM
5 Forensic Science Collection
We are in the process of designing a Forensic Science elective course in our department. We want to make it fun, engaging, and meaningful for our students. The activities in this collection will provide me with the tools I need to bring the department together as we explore our options. The Career of the Month and Careers in Science features will help our students see forensic science as a possible career path for themselves. There are also several useful labs included. I really like the one called Forensic Science Demonstration via Hawaii Five-O. The soil analysis they use there could also be extended to my Astronomy class when we talk about how rovers like Curiosity test for the presence of organics in the soil on Mars.


Mon Jun 03, 2013 1:51 PM
5 Heredity and Variation SciPack Review
This SciPack did an excellent job of challenging my current understanding of genetics and heredity. I teach Biology and thought that it would not require much thought. I was wrong. I would recommend this resource to anyone who would like either an in-depth refresher of modern genetics, or a deeper look at something they have a more limited background on.






Recent Public Collections by Cris





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Primary Students and Informational Texts
Type: Journal Article
Grade: Elementary School


Climate Change

22 Resources

These will be used with my Oceanography students for a unit on climate change. They will also be shared with others who are looking for resources to teach about climate change.



Case Study: Ah-choo! Increased Risk of Pollen Allergies in the Northern Hemisphere
Type: Journal Article
Grade: College


Science Sampler: Global Warming Project
Type: Journal Article
Grade: Middle School


Asteroids

9 Resources

A collection I plan on using with my Astronomy I students in the spring.



Asteroid Zoo
Type: User uploaded resource



Rosetta mission website
Type: User uploaded resource