Project activities and resources

Pre- and Post-project Questionnaire for Teachers
GK­12: 2004­05

GSF Name:

Date:

Please respond to the following questions as best as you can. This will help us to evaluate the impact of this project on you and on your teaching. Please bring this completed questionnaire with you to our meeting on July 27, or send it by return mail.

  1. List five concepts that you feel are essential for students to understand about biodiversity.

     

     

  2. While teaching science, what percent of class time do you feel should be spent on the following activities?
     
  3. Use the scale below to indicate how well you believe high school students are able to
     
  4.   PoorVery well          
    a. Make observations
     
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    b. Pay attention to detail
     
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    c. Stay on task
     
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    d. Complete boring and repetitive tasks
     
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    e. Ask questions
     
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    f. Make predictions
     
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    g. Make inferences
     
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    h. Pose hypotheses
     
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    i. Reject hypotheses
     
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  5. a. Reflecting on your knowledge of students, list five field research skills that you feel high school students will be capable of learning or using during the project.

     

     

    b. List five field research skills that you feel your students will have difficulty learning or using during the project.

     

     

  6. Describe the nature of science.

     

     

  7. In your opinion, in what ways are museum collections useful to society and the study of natural history? (List no more than five.)

     

     

  8. What types of field sampling techniques have you used, if any. Please list.

     

     

  9. What are the essential components necessary for evolution to occur?

     

     

  10. In your opinion, what is the most critical biodiversity issue in California?

     

     

  11. Use the scale below to rate your current knowledge on each of the following:
     
  12. a. curatorial methods 1234567
    no knowledge
     
    highly knowledgeable
     
    b. database entry 1234567
    no knowledge
     
    highly knowledgeable
     
    c. database analysis 1234567
    no knowledge
     
    highly knowledgeable
     
    d. field sampling techniques 1234567
    no knowledge
     
    highly knowledgeable
     
    e. phylogenetics 1234567
    no knowledge
     
    highly knowledgeable
     
    f. systematics 1234567
    no knowledge
     
    highly knowledgeable
     
    g. biodiversity issues in California 1234567
    no knowledge
     
    highly knowledgeable
     
    h. flora and fauna of California 1234567
    no knowledge
     
    highly knowledgeable
     
    i. macroevolution 1234567
    no knowledge
     
    highly knowledgeable
     
    j. species concept 1234567
    no knowledge
     
    highly knowledgeable
     
    k. microevolution 1234567
    no knowledge
     
    highly knowledgeable
     
    l. population viability 1234567
    no knowledge
     
    highly knowledgeable
     
  13. Is there anything you want to tell or ask us?