LOTS Episode 7: David Knuffke

David Knuffke is an educator in the Deer Park School District, in Deer Park, NY.  He has taught Biology, Chemistry, and a series of electives, several of which he created for his district.  David has developed a wide collection of materials for his AP Biology and Honors Chemistry students, and he also makes his materials freely available to any interested colleagues.  These resources include a series of videos that serve as the major text in his Honors Chemistry course and a series of Prezis that span the length and breadth of his AP Biology curriculum.  David is also actively involved in the science teaching community at the local, state, and national levels. In 2015 David was a New York State Finalist for the Presidential Awards for Excellence in Math and Science Teaching.  In 2012 he was the recipient of the Kim Foglia AP Biology Service Award by the National Association of Biology Teachers.  Many AP Biology teachers will know him as a former moderator of the College Board AP Biology Teacher Community.  David also founded the “Unity & Diversity” Science Teacher Writing project, which publishes annual collections of writing by science teachers.  David is the co-host of “Horizontal Transfer”, a weekly science education podcast with Paul Andersen.  

Show Notes:


Pick of the Week: (or TWIL)

David: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=plVk4NVIUh8 Bacterial mega-plate evolution experiment.

The Vox article “This might be the coolest visualization of evolution ever” also shows the plate.
Aaron: Tasmanian Devils demonstrating Natural Selection.  My brain still goes HERE when I think about Tasmanian Devils

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