Teacher Workshop for Billings Area Teachers

A February workshop for teachers in Billings provided technology tools to 7th grade classrooms at Lewis and Clark Middle School.  Outstanding teacher, Shirley Greene, provided a hands-on lesson using Vernier probes provided by Thermal Biology Institute.  Students measured respiration and photosynthesis with easy to use probe-ware.  The lesson provides simple step by step procedures that can be used on a variety of samples, from microbes (our personal favorite) to plant clippings.  By varying the amount of light the samples receive, students are able to see that plants produce oxygen when they are in light, and use oxygen when they are kept in the dark.