0:41 | How many proteins are there in a cell?
4:40 | Web resources recommended by the Anatomical Society (UK).
6:11 | Sneeze injuries.
10:28 | Featured topic: Pre-Testing is a Powerful Boost to Learning.
1 | Number of Proteins in a Cell
A recent analysis suggests that a reasonable average number of proteins in a cell is 42 million. How might we incorporate that bit of trivia in our A&P courses?
- Scientists Counted All The Protein Molecules in a Cell And The Answer Really Is 42
- The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy
2 | Web Resources Recommended by the Anatomical Society
The UK’s Anatomical Society has put together a list of online resources under the auspices of their Education Committee
3 | Sneeze Injuries
Can the explosive power of a sneeze cause injury? You bet. Here’s a recently reported case of a rupture of the pharynx. Yikes.
- Holding a sneeze can be a literal pain in the neck (includes a video)
- Snap, crackle, and pop: when sneezing leads to crackling in the neck
4 | Pre-Testing as a Powerful Boost to Learning
Pre-Testing isn’t just for measuring prior competence before new learning starts. By itself, regardless of its use in course assessment, it’s a powerful learning tool. Listen to Kevin’s experience with pre-testing in his A&P courses.
- Pre-Tests as Student Success Tools (more on Kevin’s case study; has links to other resources)
- Small Teaching: Everyday Lessons from the Science of Learning (a great book that includes some info on using pre-tests as a learning strategy)
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